Nets’ Cam Johnson to be re-evaluated in 10 days with calf injury; Nic Claxton to miss Wednesday’s game with ankle sprain

The Nets will be without Cam Johnson and Nic Claxton a little longer.

Johnson, who is dealing with a left calf strain in addition to a contusion, will be re-evaluated in 10 days, the team said Monday. Claxton, meanwhile, will remain out through at least Wednesday’s game in Miami with a left ankle sprain.

Johnson’s strain was a new addition on an injury report ruling the forward out for Monday night’s game in Charlotte. He missed Friday’s loss in Dallas with what was only listed as a calf contusion.

Brooklyn has road games against the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls and home games against the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers over the next 10 days.

Johnson was injured during Wednesday night’s season-opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center and has since undergone an MRI. He also missed the entire preseason with a left hamstring strain, which head coach Jacque Vaughn said was unrelated to the calf issue.

“Acute injury that happened at the end of the game that [we] really didn’t know about, presented the next day,” Vaughn said Friday in Dallas. “He tried to go through a little warm-up at shootaround and felt it a little bit.”

Claxton, who was also injured in the season-opener, missed Friday’s game in Dallas as well. Vaughn described a walking boot the center wore to Friday’s shootaround as a “precaution” and said he was day-to-day.

Johnson and Claxton’s absences create two vacancies in the Nets’ starting lineup, which guard Cam Thomas and forward Dorian Finney-Smith have filled.

Brooklyn acquired Johnson in the February trade that sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix. Johnson averaged a career-best 16.6 points over 25 games with the Nets last season, then signed a four-year, $108 million extension over the summer.

He recorded 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Nets’ first game this season. Johnson is a career 39.2% three-point shooter.

Claxton, an impending free agent, scored seven points on 3-of-10 shooting against Cleveland. He averaged 12.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game last season and led the NBA by making 70.5% of his shots.