Denver Nuggets get rough injury news ahead of matchup with Pelicans

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images)
Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets. (Photo by C. Morgan Engel/Getty Images) /

The Denver Nuggets will be looking to capture their seventh win of the season on Monday night when they host the New Orleans Pelicans. In doing so, they’ll be without their starting point guard Jamal Murray.

Murray will miss the game against the Pelicans with a right hamstring strain, according to DNVR’s Harrison Wind.

Murray left Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls early into the second quarter, after sustaining the injury.

So far this season, Murray has been able to post some solid numbers for the Nuggets. He’s averaged 16.9 points,7.4 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game while shooting 43.3% from the field and 43.8% from beyond the arc.

Of course, those numbers are a bit skewed because of his early exit from Saturday’s game.

Reggie Jackson will likely start for Denver Nuggets in Jamal Murray’s absence

With Murray sidelined, Reggie Jackson will likely be the man to fill his spot in the starting lineup. Jackson, a 12-year-veteran, saw some extra minutes after Murray went down in Saturday’s win over Chicago.

He tallied 25 minutes and was able to be quite productive off of the bench. Jackson finished the night with 16 points and three assists while shooting 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from long range.

His veteran presence allows him to be ready when his name is called and fill Denver’s needs on any given night.

Jackson and the Nuggets will have a bit of a challenge in front of them as the 4-2 Pelicans come to town looking to knock off the Western Conference’s top seed.

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