EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- MarShon Brooks isn't the least bit worried about the tendinitis in his right foot.
The shooting guard sat out of Thursday's practice and was sporting a walking boot after feeling some pain near the end of Wednesday's session. The Nets are being precautionary and want to do whatever they can to prevent the injury from lingering.
"It's not something I couldn't play through," Brooks said, "but we're just trying to get it right now."
Brooks is expected to remain in a walking boot for a few more days, then once it's removed, he'll immediately begin rehabbing. Avery Johnson estimates Brooks will be sidelined for a week to 10 days.
"That’s kind of conservative," Johnson said. "That’s in my mind. That’s not what the doctors say, OK?"
Johnson thinks Brooks will, at minimum, play in the Nets' preseason finale against the Knicks at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 24. But if he can't go even in that game, there will be a little cause for concern.
"Oh yeah," Johnson said. "If a guy misses all of training camp or he can’t get into a preseason game, that's a little bit of a concern. You can only simulate so much in practice."