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Nets’ Day’Ron Sharpe has hyperextended left knee; to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

The Brooklyn Nets are in a tough spot as they will have to find a way to start stringing together some wins soon if they want to remain in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Unfortunately for Brooklyn, they will be trying to do so without one of their breakout players for the time being.

The Nets announced on Tuesday that center Day’Ron Sharpe, who suffered a left knee injury in Sunday’s 134-127 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, has been diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee. Sharpe suffered his knee injury while defending Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant’s drive to the rim, but had a player fall into his knee in the process.

Once Sharpe went down, he tried to get back up, but was unable to and asked the medical staff to come to where he was on the court to help him up. It was unknown how bad the injury at first because Sharpe needed him to get from the court to the locker room and looked like he was unable to put any weight on his left leg.

Sharpe’s injury happened with a little over three minutes left in the fourth quarter and he was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the game a few minutes after that as the game went into overtime.

Brooklyn could make up for Sharpe’s absence by giving more minutes to players like Dorian Finney-Smith, Trendon Watford, or even Harry Giles III, who has played sparingly this season due to the play of starting center Nic Claxton and Sharpe, according to Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire