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Report: Nuggets’ P.J. Dozier feared to have suffered season-ending ACL tear

P.J. Dozier in Denver Nuggets v Portland Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, OREGON - NOVEMBER 23: P.J. Dozier #35 of the Denver Nuggets reacts after sustaining an injury during the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on November 23, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Jamal Murray is out with a torn ACL. Michael Porter Jr. is out with another serious back issue. Nikola Jokic is out with a wrist injury.

Now more bad news for the Nuggets.

P.J. Dozier’s injury suffered Denver’s loss to the Trail Blazers last night is probably the worst-case scenario.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

What a bummer for Dozier and the Nuggets.

The undrafted shooting guard – who has earned only two-way and minimum salaries in his five NBA seasons – had solidified a rotation role at just the right time. He’s headed toward unrestricted free agency this summer.

Now, Denver can turn more to rookie Bones Hyland (once he recovers from his own ankle injury) and Markus Howard (making the Nuggets even more undersized). But options are running out as depth thins.