Injury concerns pile up for Denver Nuggets star

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Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray is back on the team's injury report, just two days after making his return to the team. Murray is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns, as he deals with a right ankle sprain.

The team announced his status on Thursday afternoon, listing him on the injury report.

Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets can't seem to catch a break.

Before Wednesday's win over the Houston Rockets, Murray had missed Denver's previous 11 games with a right hamstring strain. He first sustained the injury during the Nuggets' Nov. 4 win over the Chicago Bulls.

While No. 27 was recovering, the Nuggets struggled a bit. They tallied a record of 6-5 which isn't exactly up to the standard that they've established for themselves over the last few seasons.

In his return to the lineup, the Canadian star played a solid game, but it was clear that he was still getting his legs back underneath him. He finished the night with 16 points, six, assists, and six rebounds while shooting just 4-14 from the field and 3-8 from beyond the arc.

After the game, Murray told reporters that his hamstring was feeling fine, but voiced concerns about his ankle, according to Mile High Sports' Ryan Blackburn.

Of course, his status for Friday's game is still up in the air, but injuries have been a major issue for Murray for quite some time now.

He hasn't appeared in more than 70 games in a single season since the 2018-19 campaign.

Despite the continuous ailments, Murray has been an impact player for Denver anytime he's on the floor. In eight games this season, the 26-year-old has averaged 16.3 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per contest, while knocking down 41.4% of his attempts from the field and 42.5% of