Nuggets say guard PJ Dozier out for season with torn ACL

DENVER (AP) The short-handed Denver Nuggets verified Wednesday that guard PJ Dozier’s season is over after he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a 119-100 loss at Portland on Tuesday night.

Dozier got harmed when he landed awkwardly after crossing the lane for a layup late in the very first quarter while being secured by Cody Zeller. He folded to the flooring getting his left knee.

The Nuggets have actually been struck hard by injuries and have actually lost 5 in a row after beginning 9-4 in spite of the lack of star guard Jamal Murray, who isn’t anticipated back from a torn ACL up until the spring.

Ruling MVP Nikola Jokic has actually been out 3 video games with a sprained right wrist, novice Bones Hyland is out with a sprained right ankle and increasing star Michael Porter Jr. has actually missed out on numerous video games with a back injury.

The Denver Post reported that Porter has a nerve problem that might need season-ending surgical treatment simply months after he signed a five-year, rookie-scale max extension with the Nuggets that is ensured for $145.3 million and might be worth approximately $172 million.

The Nuggets host the ruling NBA champ Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at Ball Arena prior to going out on a seven-game journey.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.