Nuggets' PJ Dozier suffers torn ACL in left knee
Denver officially announced the injury update on Wednesday.
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.