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Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
Position: C
Born: 08/23/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,842,000
Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic will not be ready for the start of training camp as he continues to rehab his left knee, general manager Tim Connelly said Wednesday. “We’re going to take our time with him,” Connelly said. Nurkic underwent surgery in May to repair a partially torn left patella tendon. The original timetable was three to four months. Connelly, however, did say that Nurkic was “ahead of schedule,” but he wouldn’t “put a firm timetable on when he’ll be back.”
Storyline: Jusuf Nurkic Injury
But Nurkic has enough work of his own to do. He’s rehabbing after surgery in May to repair a partially torn left patella tendon and that’s going to cost him a summer in which he hoped to work on his game. Though the timetable is in the four-month range, his return date is unknown. Nurkic does not sound optimistic he’d be ready by training camp. Instead he’s focusing on being 100 percent whenever he does return. “I’m going to be patient,” he said. “Everything is going good. (Trainers and doctors) tell me that everything is good. I feel so good, but I must be patient day-by-day.” On the prospect of being ready for training camp: “It’s not important for now,” Nurkic said. “Let’s think about the next 15 years, not one month before, or one less. I just make sure my career is not (hurt) again with this so I just want to make sure I’m fine. It’s not a big deal. I just want to make sure that when I’m back, I’m 100 percent here.”