Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray is expected to be out for the rest of the month due to a strain in his right hamstring, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Nuggets are adopting a careful strategy to ensure the hamstring issue doesn’t persist, with sources indicating an anticipated recovery time of three to four weeks for Jamal Murray before he can fully heal and resume playing, Adrian notes.
Jamal Murray sustained a hamstring injury against the Chicago Bulls, preventing him from returning to the court since.
Prior to the injury, Murray had participated in all six of the team’s initial games, boasting averages of 18.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game, with shooting percentages of 43.6% from the field and 43.8% from beyond the arc.
Despite Murray’s absence, the Nuggets displayed an impressive record of 5 wins and 1 loss in their first six games, securing a recent victory against the Dallas Mavericks with a score of 125-114. In that game,
Murray played for 39 minutes, contributing 18 points, two rebounds, 13 assists, and one steal.
Now in his seventh NBA season, all with the Nuggets, Murray comes off a year where he averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.0 steal per game, with shooting percentages of 45.4% from the field and 39.8% from beyond the arc across 65 games.
With Murray on the sidelines, Reggie Jackson is set to see an uptick in court action, and Collin Gillespie is stepping into the role of backup point guard.
Emerging rookie Julian Strawther is also earning more opportunities and demonstrating commendable performance.
The defending champions stand at an impressive 7-1 record as they approach Wednesday’s showdown against Golden State.