Earlier this week, the Denver Nuggets experienced a truly unfortunate blow. In a game against the Golden State Warriors, star guard Jamal Murray suffered a torn ACL injury in his left knee. He was listed as being out indefinitely, but hopes aren’t optimistic that he’ll return to the court anytime soon.
When Murray went down, he held his knee strongly and it was clear to anyone watching that he was in serious pain. No matter what team you root for, watching someone get injured is never a happy sight, and the Warriors players were clearly concerned for him as well during that moment.
However, apparently Denver coach Mike Malone felt that Murray wasn’t receiving enough attention, because he ran onto the court demanding that medical come check on him.
Eventually, it was decided that Murray would need a wheelchair to leave the court, and he was brought one. However, he declined the offer, and instead hobbled off the court with the help of two team staff members.
Losing Murray for the season is an incredible blow to the Nuggets, a team that has been one of the best stories in the league over the last few years. Along with Jokic, Murray was considered their leader, and it’ll be hard for Denver to make a strong impact in the playoffs without him.