The Brooklyn Nets are dealing with a myriad of injuries right now and it has been a major problem for head coach Steve Nash. They recently lost LaMarcus Aldridge to a sprained left ankle and new developments do not bode well for the seven-time All-Star.
Nash himself provided an update on Aldridge’s condition, who on Monday underwent an MRI that confirmed the severity of the sprain. According to the Nets coach, Aldridge is expected to be out for at least one more week:
“LaMarcus will be out the rest of the trip,” Nash said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “He’s got a little sprain. So we’ll reevaluate him after the trip.”
Nash did say that Aldridge could return before the All-Star break on February 20th, although the Nets coach was anything but confident:
“Hopefully we’ll see them before then,” Nash said. “But I couldn’t guarantee it. But I’m not there yet.”
Nash also spoke about the other injuries on his squad, which includes James Harden and Kevin Durant. Harden, who is currently dealing with a right hand strain, has been upgraded to probable in the Nets’ Tuesday night marquee matchup against the Phoenix Suns. Durant, on the other hand, has been progressing in his rehab for a sprained MCL, but there is still no timetable for his return.