MarShon Brooks injury: Nets guard will not play Friday

Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Brooklyn Nets' MarShon Brooks will miss Friday's game against the Orlando Magic because of an ankle sprain.

Brooklyn Nets guard MarShon Brooks will miss Friday night's game against the Orlando Magic and will be on the bench in street clothes because of a left ankle sprain, the team announced on Friday afternoon.

Brooks, a second-year player out of Providence, suffered the injury Friday morning during the team's shootaround. The guard was initially a gametime decision, before being ruled out several hours later.

He will be joining starting forward Gerald Wallace, who is also unavailable for Friday's game, on the bench in street clothes, as the two rotational players both are dealing with ankle sprains. Also inactive for Friday's game will be forward Toko Shengelia. The rookie made his debut on Wednesday.

With three players out, including two players who figure to receive a heavy dose of minutes throughout the season, newcomer Josh Childress will be making his Nets debut The former Phoenix Sun had also been dealing with an ankle sprain.

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