Ty Lawson Injury: Updates on Denver Nuggets Guard's Heel

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 23, 2013

Ty Lawson returned from a heel injury on Wednesday night, but it was clear that he was far from 100 percent.


UPDATE: Friday, March 29, at 11:58 a.m. ET by Tyler Conway

Lawson avoided a worst-case scenario with his injured foot, but it's looking like he will miss at least one game. According to the Nuggets' official Twitter feed, Lawson suffered a torn plantar fascia in his right heel and will miss Friday's game versus the Brooklyn Nets:

With Lawson out of the lineup, Andre Miller will likely start for the Nuggets.

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UPDATE: Thursday, March 28 at 2:37 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

Lawson, who played 20 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, gave a dreary update after the game (via Benjamin Hocman of the Denver Post):

"I couldn't move," the point guard said. "I had no lift on my shot, jumping off one foot. I was just to see if I could do it, try to inspire the team."

"I probably need to take a couple days off to let it heal all the way," Lawson said of his injury. Asked if that means the Brooklyn game on Friday, Lawson said, "Probably."

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UPDATE: Wednesday, March 27 at 7:47 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to San Antonio Express-News reporter Jeff McDonald, Lawson will play Wednesday night vs. the Spurs: 


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UPDATE: Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. ET by Dan Talintyre

Altitude Sports' Jason Koz reports that the Denver Nuggets will again be without Ty Lawson, who will miss Monday's game against the New Orleans Hornets:

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The Nuggets are riding an incredible 14-game winning streak and hold a record of 48-22.  They currently hold the No. 3 seed in the Western conference. 

Meanwhile, the Kings have had a rough season.  They have a record of only 25-44 and are currently over 11 games out of the playoffs.

Lawson will miss only his third game this season.  He’s been an important player for this team, leading the Nuggets with 16.9 points and 6.9 assists per game, all while shooting 45.8 percent.

The loss of their star player could be trouble for the Nuggets’ win streak.  Andre Miller will likely start for Lawson, averaging 9.4 points and 5.9 assists per game.

It will be tough to get to 15 straight wins, but the Nuggets will have to do it without Lawson.  They only have a half-game lead on the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 3 seed, so winning this game is more important than just maintaining the streak.