Ty Lawson Injury: Updates on Nuggets Guard's Ankle and Return

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2014

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Updates from Monday, June 2

Denver Post reporter Christopher Dempsey has an update on Lawson:

The left ankle injury that cost Nuggets guard Ty Lawson the last six games of the 2013-14 season turned out to be worse than originally thought.

"I still can't run," Lawson said by phone from Valencia, Spain, for NBA 3X. "They said it's no surgery, just another three or four weeks just staying off of it, not really doing too much and it should be fine."

Updates from Sunday, April 6

Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post provides the latest update on Ty Lawson's ankle: 

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An apparent ankle injury to Ty Lawson could cause some serious problems for the Denver Nuggets going forward. 

The point guard was playing well in a close game against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 4. Unfortunately, he landed badly on a shot attempt and was injured on the play, according to ESPN's Dime Alert:

Denver's official Twitter account provided some more details:

Lawson had 16 points in the contest in 32 minutes coming off the bench for the first time all year. He had started all 61 of his games this season until now, but he was being punished by the team, according to Aaron J. Lopez of Nuggets.com:

Still, the point guard is the team's leader in points and assists and will be greatly missed if the injury turns out to be serious. In his place, the Nuggets should hope for more production out of Aaron Brooks.


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