Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray left Monday night’s loss to the Golden State Warriors with 50.6 seconds remaining after suffering a knee injury that looks serious.
Murray was driving to the basket, but his left leg appeared to give way as he planted it and tried to go up for a layup. He crumpled to the ground in significant pain, holding his left knee. After being down for a while, Murray was helped up, and chose to not take the wheelchair being offered to him before heading to the locker room with assistance.
Jamal Murray was helped off the court after an apparent knee injury with 50 seconds left against the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/sz7akzOiq4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 13, 2021
Jamal Murray left the game after an injury to his left knee pic.twitter.com/ddEEMg9A4c
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 13, 2021
Jamal Murray refuses to get in wheelchair and is helped to the locker room after apparent knee injury pic.twitter.com/b37hCvz4Uu
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 13, 2021
As you’d expect, the Nuggets are working to get Murray an MRI on that left knee to evaluate the severity of the knee injury, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/K8xHzK7UBF
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 13, 2021
Murray emerged as a star in the bubble, and is a hugely important piece for a Nuggets team that has been looking like a legitimate title contender after acquiring Aaron Gordon at the trade deadline.
If this is a season-ending injury, it’s a massive blow to the Nuggets’ title chances. And a serious knee injury is just something that you don’t want to see for a 24-year-old star talent who hopefully has a long, great career ahead of him.
UPDATE: While the news isn’t surprising, it’s extremely disappointing. Jamal Murray has been diagnosed with a torn ACL.
Jamal Murray has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee.
He will be out indefinitely.https://t.co/oXw32TeqJz
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 13, 2021