Jimmer Fredette had his own signature shoe released this week, but you won’t see him wearing it on the floor for the Shanghai Sharks anytime soon.
Sources confirmed to the Deseret News that Fredette suffered a knee injury before heading back to China that could keep him on the sidelines for an estimated three to four weeks.
While the injury shouldn’t cause him to miss any CBA games, he may not be on the floor when the Sharks return to Houston to square off with the NBA’s Rockets on Oct. 5. He already missed the first game of this week’s Merlion Cup, where the Sharks look to defend their title.
In his absence, the Sharks came from behind to defeat Indonesia’s Satria Muda Pertamina 81-69 on Wednesday in pool play.
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Updated: Another source confirmed to JMoneySports that Fredette is going to rest his injured knee for the remainder of the preseason, meaning he will miss the matchup with the Houston Rockets on Oct. 5. He is expected to be ready to go by the beginning of the CBA (Chinese League) regular season.
Without Fredette, the Sharks had a strong showing in the Merlion Cup as they made it all the way to the championship game before falling to the Adelaide 36ers, 101-81.