After Jamal Murray, Nuggets hit with another injury woe
Things continue to get from bad to worse for the Denver Nuggets. Just barely a week after the team confirmed Jamal Murray’s season-ending ACL injury, it is now being reported that point guard Monte Morris is also going to be out of action for an undetermined amount of time.
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone provided an update on Morris, who was forced to exit Friday’s game against the Houston Rockets due to a hamstring problem:
“I don’t know for sure,” Malone said, via Mike Singer of USA TODAY. “… Me, personally, I don’t think he’s going to be back for a little while.”
The good news here is that according to Malone, Morris is currently dealing with nothing more than a strain on his hamstring. There was some initial fear that the 25-year-old suffered a tear, but as it appears, Morris and the Nuggets have dodged a bullet here.
Nevertheless, the Nuggets are unable to provide a firm timetable on Morris’ return from injury. The team clearly needs him back as soon as possible considering how shorthanded their backcourt is at the moment. Rookie point guard Facundo Campazzo will now get all the minutes he can handle for the Nuggets. He’s been quite a revelation for Denver this season, and he will be handed a great opportunity to log some heavy minutes here.
At this point, it would not be surprising if Denver looks into signing a backup PG on a short-term deal. They are still fighting for positioning in the West, so right now, every win (and loss) counts.