The Denver Nuggets have enjoyed a sizzling start to the season, but as injuries pile up, they’ve fallen behind the top teams in the West and, unfortunately, it’s unlikely this team will make a full comeback. enough power anytime soon.
Michael Porter Jr. already missed the last 10 matches with a back injury, which regarding his history of back problems from university, and on Monday, the young star decided to have surgery, with no immediate timetable, when Adrian Wojnarowski relayed word from Porter’s agent.
Bartelstein said the surgery would take place on Wednesday. Porter Jr., has made a full recovery from his pre-NBA return procedure, and that is expected to happen again. Denver begins a seven-game trip to Miami tonight. Nuggets (9-10) do not have three maximum players: Murray, Jokic and Porter.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 29, 2021
Although the timetable will be calculated after surgery, according to Shams Charania, the Nuggets are expected to be without Porter Jr for the rest of the season, taking a cautious approach to his return. after offering him a maximum extension this season.
Source: Denver forward Michael Porter Jr is expected to miss the rest of the season due to back surgery. Tough, but with Porter’s five-year extension next season, he and the Nuggets take an approach that greatly affects his health.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 29, 2021
It was clearly a big blow for a Denver team that was hoping to be a contender in the West when they were fully fit at the end of the season. Now, one has to wonder if this ends simply as a missing season for the Nuggets, who will be without Jamal Murray for most of the season as he recovers from a torn ACL in October. 4 years ago. Nikola Jokic has also missed time because of a wrist injury, but could return as early as Monday night as he is listed as having problems. However, getting downed by two of your top three players, plus being caught off guard with PJ Dozier tearing his ACL last week put the Nuggets in a very difficult position, having finished 10th in the West at 9-10, almost a quarter of the way through the season.
https://uproxx.com/dimemag/michael-porter-jr-nuggets-back-injury-surgery-out-season/ Michael Porter Jr. going to have back surgery, possibly ending the season