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Report: Nuggets’ Gary Harris expected to miss 3-4 weeks with hip injury

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It appears that Denver Nuggets guard Garry Harris will be out of commission longer than originally expected. The Nuggets have just released an official update on the 24-year-old’s injury, stating that he will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis:

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Gary Harris could miss almost a month:

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Gary Harris, who is now looking at an extended absence due to the hip injury he sustained Monday against the Toronto Raptors. To make matters worse, that was the 6-foot-4 guard’s first game back after a two-game absence caused by an ankle injury.

An MRI performed Wednesday confirmed that Harris was dealing with a hip strain, and he was originally listed as day-to-day. However, it seems that the injury is more serious than originally perceived, as he is now being downgraded to week-to-week.

The Nuggets just can’t catch a break of late, with veteran forward Paul Millsap also just recently sustaining a broken toe. Millsap is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks, and he will join Will Barton (hip, week-to-week), Isaiah Thomas (hip, targeting a December return), and highly touted rookie Michael Porter Jr (back surgery, no timetable) on the sidelines.

The Nuggets are still at the top of the Western Conference right now with a 17-8 record, but this slew of injuries will certainly make it difficult for them to hold off the Golden State Warriors, who are currently on a three-game winning streak and are gunning for the top spot in the West.