Nuggets fear another season-ending injury
The Denver Nuggets’ injury woes continue. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that P.J. Dozier is suspected to have an ACL tear in his left knee, however, there is still further evaluation to be done later today.
It has been a disastrous start to the Nuggets’ season with multiple injuries across the roster. They headed into the season thinking they’d only need to worry about Jamal Murray’s ACL tear late last season. However, even rising star, Michael Porter Jr., 2020-21 NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, and forward Aaron Gordon, have all suffered injuries this season—further derailing the Nuggets’ chances of making a strong playoff push.
Heading into a game against a Portland Trail Blazer side that is just starting to find their footing under Chauncey Billups, the Nuggets looked to capitalize on the shaky situation. That was not to be the case, but rather the opposite—losing 119-100 away from home.
To add insult to injury, Dozier came down awkwardly after trying to make a tough layup against Portland’s Cody Zeller. The 25-year old guard had to be carried off the court after struggling to get up. Earlier today, Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that there has been speculation of Dozier possibly tearing his left ACL—though subject to further evaluation. It is suggested that this could possibly end the guard’s season altogether.
Via Adrian Wojnarowski:
“Denver Nuggets guard P.J. Dozier is feared to have suffered an ACL tear to his left knee, sources tell ESPN. More evaluation needs to be done today, but initial imaging late Tuesday in Portland suggested a possible end to his season.”
The Nuggets can’t seem to catch a break. Hopefully, at least until Jokic returns from his wrist injury, the rest of the roster can step up amid this tough stretch.