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How long is Ben Simmons out? Knee injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Nets star

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Ben Simmons has experienced another setback in a season of ups and downs with the Nets.

After missing the entirety of the 2021-22 season due to a holdout and injury, Simmons has been in and out of the lineup due to various ailments this season. He is now back on Brooklyn’s injury report due to a knee issue.

As the Nets look to keep the pace in a competitive Eastern Conference, here’s what we know about Simmons’ status moving forward.


What is Ben Simmons’ injury?

In a loss to the Pistons on Jan. 26, Simmons exited in the third quarter with left knee soreness.

It is unclear when exactly the injury occurred, but Simmons was limited in the game, going scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting in 20 minutes of action.

This season, Simmons is averaging 7.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.4 assists through 37 games. Earlier this season, Simmons missed time with soreness in his left knee. The 26-year-old has also missed time with a calf injury.

How long will Ben Simmons be out?

On Jan. 28, Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn described Simmons’ status as day-to-day. Vaughn provided an update on Jan. 30, saying he was “hopeful” that Simmons could return to the floor for the Nets’ meeting with the Celtics on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Here is a look at Brooklyn’s schedule ahead of the 2023 NBA All-Star Game:

Date Opponent Time (ET) National TV
Feb. 1 at Celtics 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 4 vs. Wizards 6 p.m.
Feb. 6 vs. Clippers 7:30 p.m. NBA TV
Feb. 7 vs. Suns 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 vs. Bulls 7:30 p.m. TNT
Feb. 11 vs. 76ers 6 p.m. NBA TV
Feb. 13 at Knicks 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 vs. Heat 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game 8 p.m. TNT

Ben Simmons career stats, highlights

  • 14.9 points per game
  • 7.9 rebounds per game
  • 7.6 assists per game
  • 1.7 steals per game
  • 33.1 minutes per game
  • 56.0 percent shooting
  • 59.1 percent free throw shooting


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