New injury for Kirilenko keeps him out of practice

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

Add one more injury to Andrei Kirilenko's list this season -- a bruised left big toe.

The 6'9" Nets forward sat out of the team's Tuesday practice with the toe injury, the Nets announced earlier today. Jason Kidd listed Kirilenko as a game-time decision for Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats, according to reporters at the team's practice.

Kirilenko spent over two months dealing with back spasms he'd called the worst of his career, and a strained left calf and sprained left ankle also kept him out of games and activities this year. He has played in just 34 of a possible 65 games. The Nets are 21-5 when he plays 14 minutes or more.

A box-score stuffer, Kirilenko has averaged 5.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 19 minutes per game this year.