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Nuggets say guard PJ Dozier out for season with torn ACL

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DENVER (AP) — The short-handed Denver Nuggets confirmed Wednesday that guard PJ Dozier’s season is over after he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a 119-100 loss at Portland on Tuesday night.

Dozier got hurt when he landed awkwardly after cutting across the lane for a layup late in the first quarter while being guarded by Cody Zeller. He crumpled to the floor grabbing his left knee.

The Nuggets have been hit hard by injuries and have lost five in a row after starting out 9-4 despite the absence of star guard Jamal Murray, who isn’t expected back from a torn ACL until the spring.

Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic has been out three games with a sprained right…

The Associated Press

2021-11-24 19:57:25

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