Jamal Murray Suffers a Career Altering Injury

Jamal Murray has been a big part of the Denver Nuggets success and with him gone who knows what will happen next.

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Jamal Murray has been a big part of the Denver Nuggets success and with him gone who knows what will happen next.

Jamal Murray is the Denver Nuggets star point guard who led his team to the western conference finals last year. This year he is averaging 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. On Monday, April 12th, he suffered a really bad injury against the Warriors, tearing his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Therefore he will be out for the rest of the season. ACL tears are severe knee injuries that require surgery and an extended recovery period. We may not see Jamal Murray play another game till late next season, depending on how the recovery process is going. Although it is a very serious injury, this does not spell the end of Murray’s career.

Other players that had the same injury

A lot of players in the NBA have actually suffered this injury. The scary part about it is that they don’t come back the same. Some players that have suffered this injury are Derrick Rose, Baron Davis and Klay Thompson. The one that most people know about is Derrick Rose’s due to how much his game changed. Before the injury Rose was an up and coming player who just won MVP. He also led his Chicago Bulls team to first in the eastern conference before getting hurt in the first round of the playoffs. Since coming back, Rose has not had that same explosiveness that he used to have and just hasn’t been the same player he used to be. Another notable player that suffered this injury is Klay Thompson. He was one of the best shooters in the league and now he hasn’t played for over a whole season. With that being said we can only hop him and Jamal Murray come back still playing like their normal selves.

What’s Next for the Nuggets

In regards to the Denver Nuggets, losing their star point guard hurts their chance at an NBA title drastically. The front office did a great job of acquiring Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic to help out Murray and Nikola Jokic. Now that Murray is gone, this might lead to the downfall of this Nuggets team. The team will most likely still make the playoffs after probably dropping a couple of places in the standings. When it comes to winning a title, it’s gonna be a lot harder to beat top teams like the Lakers and Clippers without their starting point guard. At this point they can only hope for a speedy recovery from Jamal Murray and hope he can play come next season.

What’s Next for Jamal Murray

First off, Jamal Murray will definitely need surgery. After that is when the recovery period will really start. Murray will have to make sure he doesn’t rush this recovery process and just come back to get hurt again. People know how hungry these NBA players are to compete with one another. If Murray wants to come back and have a big impact with his team then he needs to make a full recovery and make sure he is back to 100%. It is important to take as much time as he needs. Klay Thompson has missed a whole season and he still hasn’t fully recovered. Hopefully once he comes back he can go back to that lethal shooter he has always been. Same thing goes with Murray, take that time and whenever he comes back, he can go back to being the Nuggets star player. The only thing we can do is hope he has a safe and speedy recovery.

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