The Denver Nuggets have again received bad news from their medics. PJ Dozier will likely miss the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament tear in his left knee. After Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., the 25-year-old is the next long-term dropout.
The team officially announced it. After Dozier was injured in the 100: 119 bankruptcy against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, further medical examinations in the following days resulted in the diagnosis of a cruciate ligament rupture. According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), Denver is concerned that Dozier will be out for the remainder of the season.
The keeper played an important role in Bank Nuggets, averaging 18.9 minutes per game, during which he scored 5.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists with, however, Previously low launch rates of 36.4% from the field and 31.3% from downtown. .
Bad luck with injuries continues for the Nuggets. Jamal Murray (also a ruptured cruciate ligament) is currently missing, but could return to the court in the spring of 2022. But Michael Porter Jr. threatens to be out for the season with back problems, as does Dozier. Nikola Jokic has also missed the Nuggets’ last three games with wrist issues. Denver is ninth in the West with a 9-9 record.
Perhaps the Nuggets could apply for the hardship exception, which would allow the team to award a 16th position on the team for a limited time. To do this, at least four players must have missed three or more games and be absent for at least two more weeks. However, Jokic is expected to return soon.