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Nets’ full injury report for Thursday’s matchup at the Pistons

The Brooklyn Nets are in an important stretch of their season as they are trying to stack up enough wins to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Heading into an important matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, Brooklyn will be without yet another key rotation player.

In the Nets’ initial injury report ahead of Thursday’s game at the Pistons, it was shown that Brooklyn’s injury report is just getting longer by the day. Not only will guards Ben Simmons (left lower back nerve impingement), and Cam Thomas (right ankle/midfoot sprain) be out for the game, but so will forward Cam Johnson due to a right ankle sprain.

Johnson suffered his sprain in Tuesday’s 112-107 win over the Philadelphia 76ers after coming down on Kyle Lowry’s foot following a made three-pointer. Nets interim head coach Kevin Ollie said after the game that the team would look at Johnson and provide more information when it’s available.

In what is some good news, backup center Day’Ron Sharpe (right wrist contusion) is questionable after missing Tuesday’s win over the 76ers with the wrist issue. Thomas and Simmons will miss their sixth straight games with their respective injuries.

With all of these injuries, it seems that Dennis Schroder will be the point guard and Lonnie Walker IV could be starting in place of Johnson.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire