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D’Angelo Russell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday

Jesse Reed
Nets' D'Angelo Russell looking to make impact for new team.

The Brooklyn Nets will be without point guard D’Angelo Russell a while longer after the young player underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday.

Russell was forced out of the lineup this past week with a left knee injury. At the time of the injury, it was reported he’d miss multiple games.

However, the Nets were hoping he’d be able to return sooner, rather than later.

“No, we’re not there. It’s updates every day, that’s where we are. … If it were contrary to that, somebody would be here. So we’re just obviously [expecting not to need that],” head coach Kenny Atkinson said, per the New York Post. “I’m hopeful that it’ll be sooner rather than later.”

Further testing showed scoping the knee would be beneficial, and at this time it’s unknown when he’ll return.

Russell averaged 20.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 12 games before being injured.