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DLo has left knee contusion, to miss “several games,” need “further evaluation”

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s face it. As bad as news is, It could have been a lot worse.

The Nets announced Sunday that D’Angelo Russell’s injury, sustained at the end of the Brooklyn’s road game with Utah, is a left knee contusion. The injury came in an awkward fall after a drive to the rim. In a statement released shortly after noon, the Nets PR department reported...

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN expanded on the news, saying Russell will “likely” miss “several games” and need “further evaluation,” not further described.

Woj said Russell underwent an MRI on return from Utah.

Russell suffered the injury with 2:57 left in the game as Russell, who finished with 26 points in 33 minutes, was leading a Nets comeback that ultimately failed. He immediately left the game and was examined by the Jazz team physician. He was late seen walking out of the arena, limping noticeably.

Russell has a history of issues with both his knees. He missed 11 games with the Lakers in November and December last season with left knee soreness. There was no surgery, but he needed a platelet-rich plasma injection at one point. Then he sat out three more games in late January with an injured right knee.

This season, Russell sat out the Nets big win over the Cavs in late October with a sprained right knee. He was back the next game.

Russell is averaging 20.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds in less than 28 minutes a game.