Injury Update For Missing Brooklyn Nets Key Forward

He hasn't played since opening night, and now, Brooklyn Nets power forward Cam Johnson has received some unfortunate news from an MRI, and will be out at least another 10 days. 

A strained left calf will force Johnson to miss several more games, and they'll reevaluate him after another week and a half. 

The good news, however, is that he says he is improving, and the MRI doesn't mean a full stop, but rather proceed with caution: 

"It's gotten a lot better every day and it feels a lot better than it did Friday," said Johnson. "The MRI just is more of a yellow light, just to make sure that's all cleaned up...The MRI showed us just take it a little bit slower and I'll be fine." 

He called the injury, which occurred at the end of last week's opening game, something "random", and "a little bump in the road. I'll be back. I'll be fine."

Johnson was a key part of the return in the Kevin Durant trade last season from the Phoenix Suns, and after coming over to Brooklyn, scored 16.6 points a night, with 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 25 games — which produced career-high numbers overall of 15.5 points and 4.4 rebounds, with a 40% mark from three-point range.

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