The Denver Nuggets have been dealt another blow.
PJ Dozier is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Wednesday. The fifth-year guard will likely miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
The injury occurred during the first quarter of Tuesday’s loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. Dozier attempted a layup, landed awkwardly and stayed down until teammates carried him to the locker room.
Everybody send out a prayer for my boy @Dozier_Kid 🙏🏽
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) November 24, 2021
Dozier had been playing a key role in Denver’s rotation, providing solid perimeter defense as the team battles through injuries. The Nuggets are already missing their three max-salary players in Jamal Murray (knee), Michael Porter Jr. (back) and Nikola Jokic (wrist).
Denver (9-9) has lost five straight games.