Brooklyn Nets shooting guard D’Angelo Russell will miss “several games” after injuring left knee, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell is likely to miss several games with a left knee injury, league sources tell ESPN. He will undergo further evaluation. He was hurt in loss to Jazz on Saturday night.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 12, 2017
The Nets called the injury a “contusion” originally:
D’Angelo Russell has been diagnosed with a left knee contusion. Return to play updates will be provided as appropriate.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 12, 2017
This injury to a guard is the latest in a series for the Nets; Jeremy Lin is out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon and Spencer Dinwiddie is dealing with an injured hamstring.
Russell is in the midst of a breakout year in his first season in Brooklyn. Through 12 games, he’s averaging 20.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game on 43.6 percent shooting. With any luck, this injury will be a minor one and Russell’s standout year can continue without much of a disturbance.
The Nets acquired Russell along with Timofey Mozgov in June in exchange for Brook Lopez and a first-round draft pick.