Hernangomez (abdoment) was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers.
Hernangomez was considered questionable with the abdominal strain but won't be able to play Saturday. The 23-year-old's next chance to take the floor will be Wednesday at Utah, as the exact severity of the abdominal issue remains unclear.
Hernangomez is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers due to an abdominal strain, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
Reports surfaced last week that Hernangomez was dealing with some discomfort, and it's possible now that discomfort has grown to a decently concerning level. The exact severity is unclear, but the Nuggets should provide another update on Hernangomez at some point after shootaround Saturday.
Hernangomez has been suffering from some type of discomfort of late, although the team trainers expect him to continue playing through it, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Hernangomez hasn't been able to produce much of late, and the undisclosed injury could be a big reason why. Head coach Michael Malone indicated that if the issue got any worse, Hernangomez would be shut down until returning to health. His status will be worth monitoring moving forward.
Hernangomez will come off the bench Monday against Houston.
Hernangomez has been in a slump of late, and with both Gary Harris and Paul Millsap returning to the starting five, Hernangomez will head to a bench role. Torrey Craig will bump over to small forward with Hernangomez becoming a reserve.
Hernangomez's tied his career best in scoring while establishing a new high-water mark in rebounds during the standout effort. The 23-year-old also posted a season high in made threes along the way, bouncing back from a 2-for-12 slump from distance that had encompassed his last three games. Hernangomez's offensive production continues to fluctuate, but he's been reasonably consistent on the boards, hauling in at least five rebounds in seven of 10 December contests.
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