Gerald Wallace to miss 2nd straight

Updated: January 15, 2013, 7:09 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPN NewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will miss his second straight game Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors because of bruised ribs, the team announced.

Wallace didn't get on the floor for shootaround, but Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said he was going to work out with assistant coach Mario Ellie on the Barclays Center practice court prior to the game. Carlesimo hasn't ruled out Wallace for Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Backup center Andray Blatche, who was a game-time decision because of illness, will be active.

"He says he feels good. Timmy (trainer Tim Walsh) says he feels good, so we're assuming he's good to go," Carlesimo said.

Wallace was injured midway through the first quarter of Friday night's victory over the Phoenix Suns. He tried to finish a dunk in transition, but was fouled harshly and fell hard to the floor.

Wallace, 30, is averaging 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 28 games this season.

Keith Bogans started in place of Wallace during Sunday night's victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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