Woj: Nuggets' Gary Harris Out 3-4 Weeks to Rehab Hip Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2018

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 30: Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 30, 2018 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris is expected to miss three to four weeks with a hip injury, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Harris has not played since Monday, missing the last two games. According to the team, Harris underwent an MRI and was ruled day to day.

The fifth-year guard also missed a pair of games at the end of November with an ankle injury.

Harris left Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter. The 24-year-old was playing just his second game after the ankle injury.

"The one thing I feel awful about is Gary Harris," Nuggets coach Mike Malone said, according to ESPN.com's Tim Bontemps. "Definitely keep Gary in our thoughts.

"He's frustrated, just getting back from an injury, and to have that [and] not be able to come back in [Monday night]. We'll see how severe the injury is, and hopefully we can get him back really soon."

Harris is averaging 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season.

"Gary's such a big part of what we're trying to do," Malone added, per Bontemps. "Big loss."

Malone later noted, per The Athletic's Nick Kosmider, that he will fill Harris' spot in the lineup based on matchups and that Malik Beasley and Torrey Craig will play increased minutes. Craig has started all four times when Harris has been out of the lineup.

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