Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. seems to be rehabbing well after undergoing back surgery earlier in the season.

Ahead of the Nuggets' showdown with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, MPJ was spotted doing some shooting work along with his teammates. Although it is clear he is not yet fully healthy–seeing that he is only doing standstill shooting–it is certainly a sight for sore eyes to see him doing some physical work considering his injury.

Michael Porter Jr. is expected to be out for the 2021-22 season after he sustained aback injury nine games into the campaign. Earlier reports stated that it was a nerve issue in his back that would require surgery.

And true enough, Porter had to undergo a procedure to address the back injury–which had been a recurring ailment for him even before he was drafted by the Nuggets back in 2018.

It remains to be seen how Porter will progress. He recently had another bout with COVID-19, but since returning, he has joined the team in their road trip.

Before he went down due to the injury, MPJ was putting up 9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. He had a tough start to the year, although there were high hopes he could get over his slump and be a crucial player for Denver in the absence of Jamal Murray.

With his injury, though, the Nuggets have to be patient for their prized forward.