By Brendan Maloy
April 06, 2014

Ty Lawson and the Nuggets have struggled with injuries in coach Brian Shaw's first season. (Bart Young/National Basketball/Getty Images) Ty Lawson and the Nuggets have struggled with injuries in coach Brian Shaw's first season. (Bart Young/National Basketball/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson will miss the team's game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday with a sprained ankle, according to the Denver Post's Chris Dempsey

Lawson suffered the injury on Friday night in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets 100-92 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, but told Dempsey that he hoped to recover quickly.

"It's a normal sprain, but this is probably the worst one I've had," Lawson said. "Hopefully a couple of days I'll be back right, get the swelling down."

Coach Brian Shaw said the team would not rush Lawson back onto the court this season.

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With fellow point guard Nate Robinson out for the season with an ACL tear, the Nuggets will start Aaron Brooks in place of Lawson.

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