Nuggets Guard Jamal Murray Suffers Torn ACL, Out Indefinitely
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee. The injury is considered to be very serious and the star guard will be out indefinitely.
It’s always a bad a sign when a player suffers a non-contact injury. Murray went down during Denver’s 116-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. After falling to the floor, Murray writhed in pain, holding his left knee immediately. He was visibly very upset, pounding the court with his hand after falling during an attempt to pass two Warrior defenders on a drive to the hoop.
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Nuggets coach Mike Malone immediately checked on his star point guard. After seeing Murray, Malone yelled for more medical help. A wheelchair was brought out by the medical staff, but Murray’s pride prevented him from using the assistance. Instead, he hopped off the court with the help of two staff members, while attempting to forego any weight on the injured leg.
The 24-year-old guard has been plagued by injuries all season long. Every time he seems to recover, he aggravates a previous injury or suffers a new ailment altogether.
Murray is averaging 21.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. The Nuggets had won 17 of their previous 20 contests before dropping their last two outings.
The Nuggets were considered to be on of the favorites to advance to the NBA Finals this season. However, if Murray is still sidelined by the time the postseason begins, you can pretty much kiss Denver’s chances goodbye.
Until Murray returns, Monte Morris, Aaron Gordon and Facundo Campazzo should see extended minutes.