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Nets’ David Nwaba done for season after suffering torn right Achilles

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Brooklyn Nets’ David Nwaba lies injured on the court during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 118-105. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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This is a punch to the gut.

Brooklyn swingman David Nwaba has been carving out a growing spot in the Brooklyn rotation of late with his play, but he went down early in the fourth quarter with what was quickly described as a torn right Achilles. Shams Charania of The Athletic confirmed it.

It was pretty obvious what happened when you watched the injury. Below is the video, if you’re squeamish don’t play it and move on.

This was an emotional blow to the Nets.

The recovery time for this injury should have Nwaba back around the start of next season if there are no setbacks.

The Nets may eventually apply for a disabled player exception to open a roster spot this season, potentially bringing back Iman Shumpert. But the Nets are not thinking about that right now, their focus is on a fallen teammate.

The Spurs beat the Nets 118-105.