Nuggets Injury News: Ty Lawson Suffers Achilles Injury

The Denver Nuggets got the win, but they lost their starting point guard - at least for the second half of the game.  The Nuggets beat the Charlotte Bobcats 110-88 last night, but Ty Lawson suffered an injury that kept him on the bench for the entire second half.

Lawson injured his left achilles tendon in the second quarter says Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post.  The injury is being classified as a strain right now, but Lawson will undergo more tests today.  Hochman says the team kept Lawson out of the second half for precautionary reasons.  This means the injury should not be that severe.


Lawson managed five assists before being sidelined with the injury.  He has had an up and down season, but when he is on, the team performs well.  So far this season, Lawson has averaged 13.9 points per game and 7.0 assists per game.  He didn't score in his 17 minutes on the court last night.

The Nuggets are clinging to the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoff picture.  Of course, there is still plenty of time for that to change.  Lawson can help the Nuggets improve their positioning or cause them to fall out of contention.  As long as he is able to play - their next game is on Christmas Day - Lawson has the ability to solidify the Nuggets as a contender.  He just needs to be more consistent.

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