While X-rays were negative, according to coach Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray’s left ankle was “rather large — so it’s kind of scary (looking),” Malone said after Murray was injured during an awkward fall in Wednesday night’s 100-86 win.
Murray was defending a 3-point attempt by Hornets guard Terry Rozier when he rolled his ankle near the Hornets bench with 1:32 left in the second quarter.
“I have no idea how long he’s going to be out,” Malone said. “Obviously, he’s had an issue with ankle injuries.
“He rolled it and those are scary, because those kind of injuries can be — aside from being painful — you don’t want to have Jamal Murray miss an extended period of time. So hopefully it’s not as bad as it looks and we can get him back (quickly).”
Murray had five points and two steals before the injury. He is averaging 17.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season.
PJ Dozier finished with 12 points in 13 minutes filling in for Murray, including a stretch in the second half where he scored nine straight for the Nuggets.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.