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Sergey Karasev Injury: Updates on Nets Guard's Side and Return

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IDecember 17, 2014

Brooklyn Nets' Sergey Karasev (10), of Russia, passes away from Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington (33) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in New York.  Brooklyn beat Philadelphia 88-70. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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Brooklyn Nets youngster Sergey Karasev was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Miami Heat in the third quarter, and he didn't return. 

Newsday's Rod Boone had the news:

Rod Boone @rodboone

Sergey Karasev (sore left side) is out.

Boone had more detail on Karasev's availability for Wednesday's game as well:

Rod Boone @rodboone

Sergey said he hurt his side in the first quarter. Not sure when. Thinks he's about 50-50 to play vs. #Raptors in Toronto tomorrow.

The second-year Russian entered the day averaging just 3.3 points in 11.7 minutes per contest, but he recently surpassed Bojan Bogdanovic on the depth chart, earning the starting job next to Joe Johnson on the wing. 

His role has been growing significantly, and he had 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block in 22 minutes before leaving Tuesday's contest. 

Should this injury keep him sidelined for any amount of time, Bogdanovic would likely re-enter the starting lineup, while Alan Anderson will see more minutes off the bench. 

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