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D'Angelo Russell to miss several games with left knee contusion

15 November 2017

Russell was hurt in the Nets 114-106 loss to the Utah Jazz and will undergo further evaluation. For now, however, he can be considered out for both Tuesday's game against the Celtics and Friday's game against the Jazz.

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell was diagnosed with a left knee contusion, the team announced Sunday.

The Nets had battled back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit to within six points of the Jazz when Russell drove and landed awkwardly on his left leg. However, he had looked much better during his last handful of outings. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Russell was expected to miss 'several games'.

The Nets acquired Russell in the offseason in what was largely a salary dump by the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nets' backcourt has been hit hard by injuries, with Jeremy Lin out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon and backup Spencer Dinwiddie out with a sore hamstring.

Russell missed Brooklyn's win over Cleveland on October 25 with a right knee sprain and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points in his place.

D'Angelo Russell to miss several games with left knee contusion