Ben Simmons’ 2022-23 season has officially ended.
The 26-year-old won’t play again for the Nets this season, head coach Jacque Vaughn said on Wednesday (AEDT).
Simmons will start a rehab program for his ailing back.
Doctors haven’t recommended surgery and a procedure is “not in sight,” according to Vaughn.
“Our doctors and the specialists feel and think that he’ll have a full recovery,” Vaughn said, “so that starts now.”
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Vaughn’s comments essentially confirmed what appeared the most likely scenario after Simmons was diagnosed with a nerve impingement in his back Friday — in addition to the list of knee and back problems that have derailed his season and sidelined him since the All-Star…