Nets’ Kevin Ollie gives update on Cam Johnson’s injury

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets came into Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers facing a significant amount of injuries to a host of players within the usual rotation. While Tuesday resulted in a hard-earned win over Philadelphia, the victory for Brooklyn also came at a great cost of yet another important player in the rotation.

“Yeah, it’s just a right ankle sprain and we’re gonna evaluate him tomorrow,” Nets interim head coach Kevin Ollie said of forward Cam Johnson after Tuesday’s 112-107 win over the 76ers. Johnson made a three-pointer with 8:20 left in the first quarter, but came down on the foot of Kyle Lowry after making the shot.

Johnson, who was grabbing at his right ankle, was in considerable pain following the play, but he did not come out of the game following the return to play after a review of the play to see if it warranted a flagrant foul on Lowry. After exiting the game with 6:55 left in the period, Johnson went to the locker room to get his ankle looked at by Brooklyn’s medical staff.

Johnson came back into the contest with 3:16 left in the first quarter and was seemingly okay, but looked like he wasn’t able to plant on that right foot. He exited the game with 1:09 left in the first period and did not return as he was ruled out for the rest of the game once the second half began.

When asked for an update on Johnson, Ollie said “I imagine they’ll evaluate him tonight, but we’ll have more information tomorrow.” When Johnson was ruled out, the team said that it was because of a right ankle sprain, but time will tell how severe the injury is.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire