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Tyler Johnson to rehab and strengthen right knee; return-to-play status to be determined

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The Nets announced that Tyler Johnson will undergo a period of rehabilitation and strengthening for his right knee soreness. According to Steve Nash, the rehab should take two to thee weeks.

Below is the official announcement from the Nets regarding Johnson, which indicates the Nets guard will be out for a bit.

Although the update didn’t give a timetable for a return, prior to Monday’s game vs. the Knicks, Steve Nash said the Nets got good news with Johnson. His rehabilitation program will likely range from two-to-three weeks, Nash added.

“We got good news. It looks like it won’t be a long-term thing,” Nash said. “We were fearful with the nature of a non-contact injury. We are going to put him on our rehabilitation program. It should be a two-to-three-week thing, likely. We’re encouraged there.”

Johnson, who suffered the non-contact injury running up the court in the fourth quarter during Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls, was helped off the floor by Alize Johnson and Timothe Luwawau-Cabarrot but walked on his own power gingerly to the Nets locker room.

The Nets combo guard posted two points, one rebound, and one assist in 14 minutes off the bench before exiting the game.

The 28-year-old guard, who opened the season out of the rotation, has served as a consistent backcourt spark for the contending Nets this season averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 16.8 minutes per game while being a gritty defender for Brooklyn.