The Denver Nuggets (9-9) remain in a freefall down the standings in the Western Conference after losing their 5th straight video game to the Portland Trail Blazers (10-8) 119-100 on Thursday night. What made things even worse is that they lost another rotation gamer in P.J. Dozier, who the Nuggets think is out for the season with an ACL tear in his left knee. ESPN’s Arian Wojnarowski reported the news.
Denver Nuggets guard P.J. Dozier is feared to have actually suffered an ACL tear to his left knee, sources inform ESPN. More examination requires to be done today, however preliminary imaging late Tuesday in Portland recommended a possible end to his season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 24, 2021
Dozier just played 4 minutes prior to getting his legs tangled up with Cody Zeller’s while trying a layup in the very first quarter. He ended up the night with 2 points and 2 rebounds.
another Nuggets injury, Dozier simply tore his ACL pic.twitter.com/bfkwMM4Xkz
— Ted Buddy 🏀🏈 (@TedBuddy8) November 24, 2021
This injury couldn’t come at an even worse time for the Denver Nuggets, a group without Jamal Murray, who hasn’t dressed this season handling his own knee problems. Michael Porter Jr.’s back injury suffered a couple of weeks earlier is still a considerable subject of issue. Their ruling MVP center, Nikola Jokic, has actually not played in the Nuggets’ last 3 video games with a wrist injury without any set schedule on his go back to the lineup.
P.J. Dozier balanced 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds through the very first 18 video games of the 2021-22 season.