Jamal Murray injury: When will Nuggets G return to action?

The Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray was injured earlier this month, which has caused a few problems for the reigning champions. Murray was a key player for the team, especially for the Nuggets’ ace Nikola Jokic.

However, the Nuggets have found a workaround to survive in the league and make up for the absence of their guard. In this article, we will look at the expected return date of Nuggets’ G Jamal Murray.

Jamal Murray injury status

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray sustained a hamstring injury during a game against the Chicago Bulls on November 4th.

As a result, Murray has been unable to participate in any subsequent matches. He was absent from the highly anticipated match against the Detroit Pistons on Monday, marking his seventh consecutive absence this season.

The Nuggets have made tactical adaptations in response to Murray’s absence, with Reggie Jackson assuming the starting role in recent games.

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The head coach of the Nuggets Michael Malone was asked about the status of Jamal Murray, and the coach reportedly said, “He is progressing. I think there is still some work left to be done for him to be cleared before he gets back.” Murray has been traveling along with the rest of the squad and is involved in team huddles and tactics from the sidelines. It is unlikely that he will return before the In-Season Tournament group stage final on Friday against the Rockets. That means he will be missing the rest of the five games of the Nuggets road trip.

Rockets vs Nuggets injury report

The Houston Rockets are set to go head-to-head against the reigning NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets, in the group stage final of the NBA In-Season Tournament on Friday.

Both teams are grappling with a handful of injured players, whose absence is poised to have a notable impact on the forthcoming game and the overall performance of the respective teams.

Houston shooting forward Amen Thompson will unfortunately be unable to participate in the upcoming game due to an ankle injury.

Victor Oladipo, the shooting guard, will also be unable to participate in the finals match due to a knee injury he sustained earlier in the season.

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From the Nuggets’ side, Vlatko Cancar will not be a part of the squad because of a bad knee injury. The key player for the Nuggets, Jamal Murray, will also not be part of the squad as the Nuggets’ guard is out with a hamstring injury.

It would be interesting to see how the Nuggets will adjust their tactics to compensate for the absence of Murray who forms a domain duo with Nuggets’ ace Nikola Jokic. They can’t go easy on the Rockets as they will pounce upon every opportunity to advance to the next round of the In-Season Tournament and defeat the reigning champions.

When do you think Jamal Murray will return? Do you think the Nuggets will be able to defeat the Rockets without Murray? We are eager to know your thoughts, so drop down in the comments and let us know.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on [email protected]


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