The Denver Nuggets have received some worrying news ahead of Game 6 against the Phoenix Suns. The team’s star player, Jamal Murray, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury earlier this year, has reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery.
According to sources, Murray had been working hard to make a comeback this season and was doing well in his rehabilitation. He had been seen shooting and practicing with the team, and there was even some speculation that he might be able to return for the playoffs.
However, it seems that his recovery has hit a snag. Reports suggest that he has experienced some discomfort in his knee and has been advised to slow down his rehabilitation in order to let it heal properly.
This is undoubtedly worrying news for the Nuggets, who have already been dealt a blow by the absence of Murray. He was a key player for the team last season, averaging 26.5 points per game in the playoffs and leading the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals.
Without Murray, the Nuggets have relied heavily on MVP favorite Nikola Jokic to carry the team. And while Jokic has been phenomenal, averaging 31.4 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game in the playoffs, he needs more support if the Nuggets are going to go deep in the postseason.
The news of Murray’s setback comes at a critical time for the Nuggets, who are down 3-2 in their series against the Suns and facing elimination on the road in Game 6. They will need their best players to step up if they are going to force a Game 7.
Of course, the health and well-being of the players is always the top priority, and the Nuggets will no doubt take a cautious approach with Murray to ensure that he doesn’t suffer any further setbacks. But there’s no denying that his absence has been felt, and the Nuggets will be hoping that he can return to the court as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the team will have to rally around their remaining stars and find a way to overcome the odds and keep their season alive. Game 6 against the Suns promises to be a tense and fiercely competitive affair, with both teams fighting for their playoff lives. And while the Nuggets have been dealt a tough hand, they will be hoping that they can find a way to fight through the adversity and come out on top.