Thaddeus Young has left knee strain

Brooklyn Nets power forward Thaddeus Young suffered a left knee strain in Wednesday night's 91-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets, an MRI revealed.

Young will not play in Friday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and is doubtful for Sunday afternoon's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced.

Young suffered the injury late in the third quarter and did not return. He collided with Hornets guard Gerald Henderson as the two ran toward the lane on a change of possession. Young's knee buckled, and he went down to the floor in agony. He had to be helped up and then limped to the locker room under his own power.

The team diagnosed Young with a hyperextended left knee at the time. X-rays were negative.

Young, 26, is averaging 13.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting in 18 games since being acquired by the Nets at the trade deadline.