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Nuggets' PJ Dozier suffers torn ACL in left knee

Denver officially announced the injury update on Wednesday.

Nuggets guard P.J. Dozier sustained a leg injury during the first half against the Blazers on Tuesday.

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.

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.