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Markel Brown and Sergey Karasev leave game early with injuries

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Sergey Karasev and Markel Brown left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans. While Brown is expected to fly with the team to Miami for the Heat game Wednesday night, Karasev will be staying behind to undergo further tests.

Brown left the game in the third quarter at the 8-minute mark after having injured his ankle. He was unable to walk on his own, as his teammates helped carry him off the court. The Brooklyn Nets called it a "turned right ankle." He did not return. The good news, however, is that the x-rays were "negative."

Karasev, given a chance to play late, injured his knee in the fourth and had to be carried off following a collision under the basket.  Early indications was that the 6'7" Russian severely sprained his knee. Further testing will be done Wednesday to determine if he suffered any tears to ligaments. Ligament damage would almost assuredly end his season.

Alan Anderson also hurt his tailbone in the second quarter and didn't return. His status for Wednesday wasn't clear.

The Nets were down to 13 healthy players before the spate of injuries, with Mirza Teletovic out for the season after blood clots were discovered in his lungs. Should Karasev go down for the season, it's likely the Nets would finally move to fill the 15th roster spot.