Nuggets' Malone: Murray out for 'foreseeable future' with ankle sprain
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Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone announced Thursday that guard Jamal Murray will be out for the "foreseeable future" after spraining his ankle Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell.

Murray seems to have avoided a serious injury, though, as tests on his ankle returned clean, The Athletic's Nick Kosmider and Shams Charania report.

The 22-year-old violently rolled his ankle late in the second quarter Wednesday when he landed awkwardly on Terry Rozier's right foot after contesting a 3-pointer.

He was unable to put any weight on his left ankle and was carried off into the locker room.

Malone told reporters postgame that he wasn't given a timeline for Murray's potential absence.

"I have no idea how long he's going to be out. Obviously, he has had an issue with ankle injuries," he said, per Altitude Sports. "I just looked at it and it's rather large, so it's kind of scary.

"He rolled it, and those are scary because those kinds of injuries can be - aside from being painful, you don't want to have Jamal Murray miss (an) extended period of time."

Murray ranks second on Denver in scoring at 17.6 points per game. He's also averaging 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 40 appearances this season.

Nuggets' Malone: Murray out for 'foreseeable future' with ankle sprain
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