Nuggets Guard Jamal Murray Tears ACL in Left Knee

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Nuggets star guard Jamal Murray suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Monday's loss to the Warriors, the team announced Tuesday morning. 

He will be out indefinitely.

Murray went down in immediate pain after injuring his knee on a drive to the basket in the final minute of a 116–107 loss to the Warriors on Monday night. 

The Nuggets' medical staff brought out a wheelchair for Murray, but he declined and hopped off the court with the aid of two staff members while not putting any weight on the leg. According to the Denver Post's Mike Singer, Murray underwent an MRI early Tuesday morning to evaluate the severity of his left knee injury.

According to the Post, a surgery isn't scheduled yet, but he is expected to fly back to Denver with the team on Tuesday.

"Obviously a very down locker room," coach Michael Malone said. "Yes we lost the game, but everyone's thoughts are with Jamal and hoping he's going to be O.K. ... Just an awful feeling. Keep Jamal in your thoughts and prayers, and hopefully we will get some good news."

Others from around the NBA world also voiced their support for Murray following news of his diagnosis. 

Murray was returning from a four-game absence caused by soreness in his right knee and scored 17 points in 33 minutes before the injury on Monday night.

On the season, the 24-year-old Murray is averaging 21.3 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds. Denver (34–20) is currently No. 4 in the Western Conference playoff standings, one game above the Lakers. 

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