D'Angelo Russell expected to miss several Nets games due to injury

Russell was examined Sunday by team doctors and underwent an MRI and the Nets said "return to play updates will be provided as appropriate".

The Brooklyn Nets will be without star point guard D'Angelo Russell for the foreseeable future after he hurt his left knee in the Nets' 114-106 loss to the Utah Jazz. Russell landed awkwardly and hobbled to the bench before going to the locker room.

D'Angelo Russell's injury isn't as serious as initially feared. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Russell was expected to miss 'several games'. However, he had looked much better during his last handful of outings.

The news is the latest injury blow for the Nets, who lost point guard Jeremy Lin for the season with a ruptured patella tendon in the season opener.

Los Angeles wanted to get out from under the three years remaining on Timofey Mozgov's contract, and Brooklyn smartly used the Lakers' desperation to get a player around whom it can build. He also had another 22-point outing a couple games later while Russell was still struggling.

Dinwiddie also sat out Saturday's game with a hamstring injury and, if healthy, would start for Russell.

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