Nelson (wrist) was held out of Wednesday's 103-92 win over the Pistons. As the Nuggets first suggested when Nelson first suffered the setback with the sprained left wrist earlier this month, the point guard will be sidelined through the All-Star break with the hope that it helps resolve the issue. Nelson will need to demonstrate that he's healthy in practices before the Nuggets feel comfortable inserting him back into his usual role as the backup to starting point guard Emmanuel Mudiay.
Nelson (wrist) is considered doubtful to play Monday versus Brooklyn, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson admitted last week that he's dealing with serious discomfort in his sprained left wrist, but the team has been hesitant to rule him out for more than one game at a time. At this point, it would seemingly make sense for Nelson to be held out until after the All-Star break, but there is still a chance he could play before Denver's break begins Thursday. Following Monday's contest, the Nuggets play in Detroit on Wednesday, followed by eight consecutive days off.
Nelson (wrist) will not play Friday against the Bulls and could miss additional contests, the Denver Post reports. Nelson is battling a sprained left wrist, which has kept him out of the Nuggets' previous two games. The veteran admitted that he tried to play through the issue, but the discomfort was simply too limiting. "I didn't feel like I could help the team," Nelson said. "And if I'm not helping the team, I'm hurting it. So I just felt like it was better for me to sit down." Nelson has officially been ruled out for Friday's game, and the Denver Post's report intimates that he's a "longshot at best" to play Sunday in New York or Monday in Brooklyn. Nelson will undergo an MRI on the wrist, with an update expected to come in the next few days. "I'm just waiting on some things to get resolved to see what's next, what's best for it and how we approach the next step," Nelson said. "I'm always going to be honest with Coach, the organization and the training staff. I just told them I was hurting. For whatever reason, before the game I was hurting in Indiana, so I tried to play through it. I've played through injuries before. I've dealt with pain."
Nelson (wrist) will not play Wednesday against Utah, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Nelson experienced a setback in his recovery from a wrist injury earlier in the week, and Wind's report indicates that Nelson could now miss extended time. The Nuggets are yet to offer up a timetable, but Nelson will sit out Wednesday's game, and at this point it seems unlikely that he'll be available Friday against Chicago. In Nelson's absence, rookie Emmanuel Mudiay will continue to see big minutes, with Randy Foye likely filling in as the de facto backup point guard.
Nelson (wrist) will not play Monday versus the Raptors, Raptors' sideline reporter Eric Smith reports. After playing six consecutive games, Nelson returned to action Denver's previous two contests. Unfortunately, Nelson suffered a setback in Saturday's game versus the Pacers, and was considered doubtful heading into the evening. Randy Foye should see increased action due to Nelson's absence. Nelson's next chance to return will be Wednesday versus the Jazz.
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