Young NBA star suffered a terrible injury and had to leave the field in a wheelchair, sad and regretful

In a shocking turn of events during the recent game against the Sacramento Kings, young center Alperen Şengün of the Houston Rockets had to leave the court in a wheelchair after a horrific injury.

The unfortunate incident took place in the early hours of March 11, Vietnam time, in the NBA. Şengün, the Turkish big man, landed awkwardly while trying to defend against Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings. The impact resulted in a severe injury to his right knee and ankle.

The audible screams of Şengün echoed through the television broadcast, portraying the extreme pain experienced by one of the most talented young centers in the current NBA landscape. Viewers are cautioned before watching the graphic video of the injury.

Unable to put weight on his injured leg, Alperen Şengün was wheeled off the court. Domantas Sabonis, the player involved in the collision, was visibly shocked and expressed concern as he held his head in worry.

As of now, there is no update on Şengün’s condition from the Houston Rockets. Head coach Ime Udoka stated that the team plans to conduct X-rays and an MRI on both Şengün’s knee and right ankle.

“We will provide updates at an appropriate time, and for now, we ask for your prayers for him,” said the Houston Rockets head coach.

At 21 years old and in his third NBA season, Şengün has been showcasing his potential as one of Houston Rockets’ rising stars. This season, the Turkish big man has been averaging 21.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game, earning him recognition as a promising force on the team.

Often referred to as the “young Jokic” for his diverse skill set and effective playstyle despite a less muscular physique, Şengün recently achieved a career-high 45 points (19-32 FG), 16 rebounds, and 5 steals in a game against Victor Wembanyama. He followed this up with a triple-double of 23 points, 19 rebounds, and 14 assists in a closely contested match against the LA Clippers.

The timing of Şengün’s injury is particularly unfortunate for the Houston Rockets, who have been in good form recently with four wins in their last five games. Despite being positioned at 11th place with a 29-35 record, the team had hopes of making a miraculous leap to secure a spot in the Play-in, especially with uncertainty surrounding Stephen Curry’s return for the Golden State Warriors (10th place, 33-30).

However, Şengün’s injury is likely to be a significant setback for the team’s efforts, as he leads the Rockets in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks (not to mention being second in assists and minutes played).

For Alperen Şengün, this injury occurring during the peak of his career raises significant concerns about his future development. In his absence, the Turkish center will be replaced by the young big man duo of Jock Landale and Jabari Smith Jr., with experienced Jeff Green expected to see increased playing time for the remainder of the season.

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