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:
As expected, #Nuggets G Ty Lawson (ankle) won't play tonight vs. Rockets. Aaron Brooks starts against his former team.— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) April 6, 2014
Coach Brian Shaw says Ty will not be rushed back. If he can play he will. If he can't before the end of the season, then he won't. #Nuggets— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) April 6, 2014
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:
Ty Lawson goes down on a layup attempt, clutching his left ankle...— Dime Alert (@DimeAlert) April 5, 2014
Denver's official Twitter account provided some more details:
.@TyLawson3 went down and was attended to by team trainers. He hits 1 of 2 FT's before heading to the bench. MEM leads 92-83 w/ 3 min left.— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) April 5, 2014
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:
Aaron Brooks will start at point guard for #Nuggets tonight in Memphis. Ty Lawson will come off bench after missing breakfast meeting.— Aaron J. Lopez (@AaronLopez) April 4, 2014
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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