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Thaddeus Young diagnosed with a left knee strain; out Friday, doubtful Sunday

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The Nets announced Thursday afternoon that an MRI showed that Thaddeus Young sustained a left knee strain. He will be out for the Nets' next game, Friday, against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he is doubtful for the team's following game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Here is a video of the injury, that looked bad at first, but thankfully is not serious.

Young sustained the injury Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets, and it was later diagnosed as a hyperextended knee by Nets team doctors. X-rays were negative, but Young underwent further tests Thursday, which showed the strain in his knee.

Young has been playing well for Brooklyn since being traded to the team at the trade deadline for Kevin Garnett, averaging 13.6 points and five rebounds, shooting 49% from the floor and a surprising 48% from beyond the arc. It is not yet known whether the Nets will go back to starting Joe Johnson at power forward in Young's absence or do what they did after Young went down: once again pair Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee.

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