UPDATE: The Nuggets introduced Tuesday morning that Jamal Murray has suffered a torn left ACL and shall be out indefinitely.
ORIGINAL: The Nuggets might have misplaced way more than only one recreation towards the Warriors.
With lower than a minute to go in Monday evening’s contest between Denver and Golden State, Nuggets star Jamal Murray went down with what gave the impression to be a non-contact left knee harm. The 24-year-old was seeking to trim the Warriors’ seven-point lead on a drive to the basket when he abruptly collapsed in ache, grabbing at his knee and slamming his hand down on the court docket.
Medical staffers instantly rushed out to test on Murray, who finally left the ground however did not put any weight on his left leg.
After Denver’s 116-107 loss, Nuggets coach Mike Malone stated that there was “no actual replace” on Murray’s standing, because the staff was ready for MRI outcomes on his left knee.
“Clearly a really down locker room,” Malone stated. “Sure, we misplaced the sport, however I feel all people’s ideas are with Jamal and hoping that he will be OK. No definitive reply proper now. We’re ready for sort of phrase on the imaging, and we’ll go from there.”
Murray had missed the Nuggets’ previous 4 video games with a proper knee harm earlier than returning and posting 17 factors, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and three steals in 33 minutes towards the Warriors.
“His [right] knee’s been bothering him. He took these 4 video games to attempt to get proper,” Malone stated. “First recreation again, clearly. It is simply an terrible feeling. Maintain Jamal in your ideas and prayers, and hopefully we’ll get some excellent news.”
In his fifth NBA season, Murray is averaging a career-high 21.2 factors per recreation. Getting into Tuesday’s slate of video games, Denver is 34-20 general, one recreation forward of the Lakers for fourth place within the Western Convention standings.