The news on Nuggets guard Jamal Murray isn’t great, for now.
Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Murray is “likely” to miss the rest of November with a right hamstring strain, suffered last weekend.
ESPN Sources: Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray will be likely sidelined for the remainder of the month because of his right hamstring strain. pic.twitter.com/yfdxUZ5bkK
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 8, 2023
“We’ll kind of continue to talk to our doctors, but his injury is not a one- or two-game injury,” coach Michael Malone said, via Bennett Durando of the Denver Post. “That’s what I do know. This will be something that will be longer than we would like. … You have to have the big picture in mind and make sure we’re putting him in position to get healthy before he comes back. Because this is an injury that, if you keep having recurring hamstring injuries or soft tissue injuries, they can linger and become even worse. And that’s the one thing we do not want to happen.”
Murray sustained the injury in Saturday’s home win over the Bulls, per Durando.
“It was in the second quarter, and (Murray) went to push off and just felt something in his hamstring,” Malone said.
In seven games so far this season, Murray is averaging 16.3 points and 7.4 assists, shooting 43 percent from the field and 44 percent on 3-pointers.