Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell will miss several games with a left knee contusion, according to a report by ESPN.
Russell aggravated his knee Saturday against the Utah Jazz and underwent an MRI. The 21-year-old will undergo further evaluation soon, per ESPN.
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
Russell, in his first season with the Nets, is averaging 20.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game while shooting 46.3 percent overall and 29.5 percent beyond the arc.
The Nets are 5-8 on the year and very shorthanded at the guard position now.
On top of Russell being injured, Jeremy Lin is out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon and Spencer Dinwiddie is dealing with tightness in his right hamstring.
Second-year man Isaiah Whitehead will see extended time now and most likely start at point guard until Russell returns.