Russell (knee) to miss several games

Russell (knee) to miss several games

The Brooklyn Nets’ point guard injury woes continue, and this time it’s to D’Angelo Russell, who is in the midst of a breakout season.

Russell was injured late in Saturday’s 114-106 loss in Utah, and is likely to miss several games with what the Nets are calling a “left knee contusion”, according to a report from ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell will miss several games with a left knee contusion, league sources told ESPN.

Russell suffered the injury in a loss in Utah on Saturday night and traveled back to New York with the team to undergo an MRI on Sunday. He will undergo further evaluation soon, league sources said.

Russell is having a career season, averaging 20.7 points and 5.7 assists on 46.3 percent shooting while leading the Nets to a 5-8 start.

The Nets have already lost point guard Jeremy Lin for the season (ruptured patellar tendon) and Russell’s top backup, Spencer Dinwiddie, is dealing with a hamstring injury.

NBA.COM