Michael Porter to miss rest of the season?

Michael Porter to miss rest of the season?

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Michael Porter to miss rest of the season?

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Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is dealing with a nerve issue in his back that could jeopardize his season, league sources told The Denver Post. The Nuggets have been vague about specifics of the injury and when Porter might be expected back. They have given him a timeline of a week to show improvements before considering other treatment options. Another back surgery is a possibility, sources said.
Source: Mike Singer @ Denver Post

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Me: I’m kinda scared. Hope MPJ is okay. Nugglife is showing it’s not done with us.
Nugglife: pic.twitter.com/zzm7jZ2bzm2:12 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Michael Porter Jr. could miss rest of season with back nerve issue nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/22/rep…1:40 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll, presented by @DKSportsbook:
This episode was recorded before the MPJ article from @Michael Singer, but I spoke about the MPJ situation in much the same terms in the third segment.
Also recapped losses to Chicago and Phoenix. denverstiffs.com/2021/11/21/227…1:25 AM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Michael Porter Jr. might need season-ending surgery for nerve issue in his back.
➡️ https://t.co/VQ7rGiMqPb pic.twitter.com/d2FriMRJuE12:54 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Murray ACL
MPJ back injury
Barton and Morris offseason procedures
Jokić wrist injury
Bones ankle
Barton looks like he pulled his groin tonight
Vlatko/Zeke overlapping injuries
Am I missing anything? – 11:03 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Michael Malone said MPJ is down in Florida getting more opinions on his back. – 10:48 PM
Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
If I heard that correctly, Michael Malone just said Michael Porter Jr. is not with the team right now. Sounds like MPJ is currently in Florida, as he tries to figure out what’s going on with his back. – 10:41 PM
Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Denver still out here chipping at that lead. Denver without Jokic (and Murray, and MPJ) is not goin away. – 9:37 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Nuggets cut what was once a 21-point #Suns lead to 13 points, 73-60, at the half.
PHX: Ayton 18. Crowder and Booker 11 each. Team: 8-of-19 on 3s (Started 7-of-8).
DEN: Gordon 16, Green 13. Team: 6-of-14 on 3s. Nikola Jokic (wrist) and Michael Porter Jr. (back) OUT. #NBA759:10 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Nuggets starting Jeff and JaMychal Green in place of MPJ and Jokic. They went small against Chicago on Friday with Jeff Green at center and gave up 17 offensive rebounds.
The Greens were the only bigs Denver played in that game. Suns can either stick with McGee or go small. – 7:34 PM

More on this storyline

Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after Sunday’s loss to Phoenix that Porter was in Florida away from the team. A league source said he was seeking more opinions on how to treat his injury. Since tweaking his back more than two weeks ago, Porter has been getting daily treatment in an effort to strengthen the area of the injury, sources said. -via Denver Post / November 22, 2021
Harrison Wind: Michael Porter Jr. (low back pain) is out tonight in Dallas. Will Barton (low back pain) is doubtful. Zeke Nnaji (right ankle sprain) is probable. -via Twitter @HarrisonWind / November 15, 2021
TJ McBride: From what I’ve been told, Michael Porter Jr.’s MRI did not show anything alarming. He is still feeling some soreness so Denver is taking things day by day and seeing how he progresses which is why there has not been an update from the team. They are in wait-and-see mode. -via Twitter @TJMcBrideNBA / November 14, 2021

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