Ty Lawson Injury: Updates on Nuggets Star's Rotator Cuff and Recovery

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2014

Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson waits to take foul shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 117-109 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Updates from Monday, Feb. 3

The Denver Nuggets have updated Ty Lawson's status for tonight's game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers:

Right before Monday's tip off, Michelle Tuckner of FOX 31 in Denver confirmed Lawson's status vs. the Clippers:

Updates from Friday, Jan. 31

According to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post, Ty Lawson is out for tonight's game against the Toronto Raptors:

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Ty Lawson's status for the Denver Nuggets' Jan. 31 game against the Toronto Raptors is in doubt.

Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reported that the star point guard has admitted that he's not feeling confident that he'll be at 100 percent:

Dempsey noted that Lawson strained his rotator cuff earlier in the week:

He's already out of the starting five for Wednesday night's matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats. The Nuggets announced that Nate Robinson will start in his place:

Denver will be hoping that Lawson can return sooner rather than later. He leads the team in both scoring (17.9) and assists (8.9). The 26-year-old also boasts the highest PER (20.1) on the team. He makes the offense go, and the fact that the inconsistent Robinson is starting in his place won't reassure many fans.

The Nuggets are 2.5 games out of the eighth spot in the Western Conference, and they have little chance of improving their position the longer Lawson is out.