Andrei Kirilenko day-to-day with a calf injury

Andrei Kirilenko is day-to-day with a calf injury. AP Photo.

Andrei Kirilenko is day-to-day with a calf injury. AP Photo.

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko has already missed 26 games this season due to back injuries, but it’s possible that he could miss some more after he missed practice this week with a sore right calf. An MRI came back negative and he’s been listed as day-to-day (which is typical for every Nets injury).

At least it’s not another back injury, but the Nets will miss him sorely if he misses anytime. An argument could be made that he has made a bigger impact on the Nets than Brook Lopez did (the two don’t play the same position though) as the Nets are 12-5, he gives them much more depth where they need it and he’s one of the few to play high-intensity defense on a regular basis.

Kirilenko has averaged 11.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per 36 minutes with a true shooting percentage of 55.4 percent in 17 games this year.