Paul Millsap, a perennial all-star forward, could be out for a large chunk of the season after having wrist surgery today.
Millsap, who signed with the Denver Nuggets this off-season, averaged a season high 18.1 points per game for the Atlanta Hawks last season. He was averaging 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Nuggets before the injury.
Now, he could be out for around three months.
The Vertical’s Shams Charania broke the Millsap news, while his former boss Adrian Wojnarowski, now at ESPN, clarified the timetable.
Denver All-Star forward Paul Millsap will undergo surgery on his left wrist and be sidelined indefinitely, league sources say.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2017
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap's surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and could sideline him for three months, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2017
The Nuggets are off to a 10-7 this season, and sit in a tie for fourth place in the competitive Western Conference. Without Millsap, it will be a real battle to stay there over the next few months.