Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson out with broken rib

Feb 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) guards Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 7, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) guards Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (3) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets will be without point guard Ty Lawson until after the All-Star break.

In Saturday night’s 126-109 loss to the Detroit Pistons, Lawson left the game with what was initially diagnosed as a left lower back strain. However, x-rays later revealed that he had a broken rib.

“I would imagine it would be a little while,” Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw told Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post. “I saw when he did it, how he writhed in pain and it took him pretty much until today to be able to sit up straight. Luckily for us, after tonight’s game and Wednesday’s game we have the all-star break, so that will give us a built-in three, four, five days before our next game.”

However, because of the upcoming All-Star break, Lawson may only miss the Nuggets’ next two games – Monday’s game at the Indiana Pacers and Wednesday’s game at the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“It couldn’t be better timing,” Lawson said. “The all-star break is coming up, so hopefully it will give me time to (miss) these two games and I can rest during the all-star break.”

Lawson is averaging 18.0 points, 8.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

Topics: Denver Nuggets, Quincy Miller, Ty Lawson

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

55 minutes ago

Bernard Hopkins wears awesome alien mask during walkout (GIF)

1 hour ago

NBA Playoffs 2014, Grizzlies at Thunder final score: Oklahoma City hangs on 100-86, takes 1-0 series lead

1 hour ago

NHL Playoffs 2014, Wild vs. Avalanche final score: Colorado takes 2-0 series lead with 4-2 win