Jamal Murray's season is over after suffering torn ACL against Golden State
The Denver Nuggets have announced that their star guard, Jamal Murray, will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Murray suffered the injury in the closing stages of Monday nights loss to the Golden State Warriors. The guard was driving towards the basket as his knee appeared to give way below him, their was no contact with an opposing player.
Murray announced himself to the NBA in last years 'bubble' as he led the Nuggets to the Western Conference finals, averaging 26.5 pts 5 rebs & 7 assists while shooting 50% from the field and 45% from three.
The loss of Murray is a massive blow for the Nuggets, who are considered a contender for a Championship run this season with Jokic having a potential MVP year and the addition of Aaron Gordon from the Magic.
Murray was also expected to play a role in Team Canada's push for an Olympic berth.
Focus will now turn to recovery for Murray, who is likely to be out for at least six months with this type of serious injury.
As for the Nuggets they will now have to rely on Michael Porter Jr as a key contribute. MPJ has had the tag of future star since coming into the league but injuries have held him back. However, this season he has been healthy and is showing quality on both ends of the court, averaging 17 pts and 8 rebounds while shooting 53% from the field and 42% from three.
The Nuggets will remain focused on their goal for the season but this news will be tough to digest. Prayers up for Jamal!