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Markel Brown bruises right knee in D-League debut

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It looked worse than it was.

Markel Brown injured what seemed to be his knee in the late stages of the second quarter of his first game with the Maine Red Claws Friday afternoon, having to be carried to the locker room by his teammates.  But a couple of hours later, the Nets announced that Brown, the 6'4" second round pick out of Oklahoma State had suffered a bruised right knee.

Here is video of the play, provided by the NBA D-League YouTube page (where the game was being streamed).

Here is a replay of the injury from another angle.

Brown had seven points and a rebound in eight minutes of action for the Red Claws, a solid performance for the rookie who struggled to establish himself in Brooklyn early this season. The high point was this dunk in the second quarter.

How long he'll be out of action has not yet been disclosed, other than "day-to-day."

Brown has had a tough time since being drafted, having broken his hand in the summer, then being laid low by a stomach virus he contracted in China.