Denver Nuggets forward Quincy Miller relieved he didn't break ankle

by Aaron Lopez
Nuggets.com

Quincy Miller doesn’t remember exactly what happened and he had no desire to see the replay. He just remembers the pain.

After receiving a scare at the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, the Denver Nuggets forward was relieved when X-rays on his right ankle came back negative.

“There’s no fracture,” he said.

“That’s a positive thing. I was happy it didn’t break.”

Miller was injured when he rose to challenge a shot Wednesday night against the NBA D-League Select team. He landed directly on his ankle and said he “tried to pull it back into place” as he sat along the baseline.

After putting some mild weight on the ankle, Miller was helped from the court by assistant strength and conditioning coach Felipe Eichenberger and teammate Halil Kanacevic.

“I was just trying to see if I could walk on it,” Miller said. “I still can – just not as much pressure as I want.”

Miller said he will sit out Friday’s summer finale against the Los Angeles Lakers before returning to Denver for more tests. He averaged 18.7 points in the three summer-league games before his injury.