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Will Markel Brown miss the start of the Brooklyn Nets season?

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The Nets have yet to release a medical update on the extent of Markel Brown's injury, but Brown himself thinks it could be weeks before he returns.

Brown is meeting this weekend with Nets physicians after straining his left oblique muscle in a drill Thursday, two days after his contract was fully guaranteed.

"It was just in one of those drills," Brown said. "It was a non-contact drill. … I just stepped through to make a pass."

"I don’t think it’s going to be soon," Brown added. "Hopefully … I’m thinking hopefully I can be back at least before the first game [October 28 versus the Bulls]. But I have no clue."

Brown will be among at least two and possibly three (out of 20) Nets players who won't be in uniform vs. Fenerbahce Ulker Monday night. Chris McCullough is still rehabbing from his ACL tear and surgery while Willie Reed has a calf strain. With Brown out, expect more time for players like Dahntay Jones, Sergey Karasev and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.