With Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics looming, the Brooklyn Nets announced the injury status of MarShon Brooks (probable) and Gerald Wallace (day-to-day) today. Both have been out with left ankle sprains. According to Avery Johnson, Gerald Wallace is 50-50 for tomorrow night's game.

50-50 is about as encouraging as any Crash update has been to this point. Though Avery has said before that the opponent doesn't factor at all into their decision-making when returning players from injury (as it shouldn't), having Wallace available against the team that's been the class of the Atlantic Division since 2008 would be quite helpful, particularly when matching up against Paul Pierce.

 

Marshon Brooks Brooklyn Nets

A much healthier Marshon Brooks

It appears the "curse of leg-and-below injuries" that plagued the Nets in their last season in New Jersey has decided to linger. MarShon Brooks sprained his left ankle during the team's morning shootaround in Orlando and is a game-time decision for tonight's Orlando Magic game, according to the team.

Brooks is the third Nets player and third wing player to suffer a sprained ankle, after Gerald Wallace and Josh Childress. This is his second ankle-and-below injury of the year; Brooks suffered right foot tendinitis earlier in the preseason, necessitating a walking boot.