Plumlee (calf) remains without a timetable for return, but is not expected back prior to the All-Star break, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports. Plumlee was given a tentative expectation of 2-to-4 weeks for his recovery on Feb. 1, so this latest update doesn't come as much of a surprise. With Plumlee now ruled out through the All-Star break, his next shot to take the court would be a Feb. 23 matchup with the Spurs. That gives him a little over two weeks to make a full recovery, though the Nuggets aren't ruling out the potential for him to miss even more time. In Plumlee's absence, Wilson Chandler has seen more run at power forward, while Trey Lyles and Darrell Arthur have seen an elevated role off the bench as well.
Coach Michael Malone said Plumlee (calf) is not expected to play in the next couple of games and his absence could potentially extend to a range of 2-to-4 weeks, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. Plumlee had already been ruled out of Thursday's matchup with the Thunder, but it appears he's now set to miss at least the next handful of games. A 2-to-4 week timetable was suggested, though it doesn't sound like anything official has been decided on that front quite yet. Either way, Plumlee is set to sit out at least the next few contests while going through the recovery process and more updates should be provided once he's able to start ramping up his activity. With Plumlee out, the likes of Trey Lyles and Darrell Arthur should help pick up the slack at power forward.
Plumlee (calf) is out for Thursday's contest against the Thunder, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Plumlee was officially diagnosed with a right calf strain Wednesday after undergoing an MRI. While it was initially thought the injury may have been more serious, it's still giving him enough discomfort to rule him out of Thursday's game more than 24 hours in advance. While he's sidelined, Darrell Arthur and Trey Lyles are strong candidates to continue seeing extra run. Arthur drew the start and played 19 minutes Tuesday, while Lyles came off the pine and saw 25 minutes.
An MRI confirmed Plumlee is merely dealing with a calf strain, though he doesn't have a timetable for his return, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports. This is great news for the Nuggets, as it was originally believed Plumlee was dealing with something a bit more serious. That said, the Nuggets aren't providing any sort of timetable, so he could still miss a handful of games. While Plumlee hasn't officially been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Thunder, it seems highly unlikely he's able to give it a go. In Plumlee's absence Tuesday, it was Darrell Arthur (19 minutes) who picked up the start, with Trey Lyles (25 minutes) picking up the majority of the power forward workload off the bench.
Plumlee (calf) will stay back in Denver to get an MRI instead of traveling with the team to San Antonio for Tuesday's game, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. This was to be expected since Plumlee was unable to put weight on his right leg after straining his right calf in Monday's loss to Boston. Results of the MRI will determine the length of Plumlee's absence, but Trey Lyles and Kenneth Faried are the top candidates for added playing time, even if just for Tuesday.
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