Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray left Wednesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets with an ankle injury and did not return.
Murray suffered the injury with 1:32 remaining in the second quarter, turning his ankle after landing on the foot of Hornets guard Terry Rozier. He had to be helped off of the court by his teammates.
Murray left the game with five points in 14 minutes of play.
Jamal Murray had to be helped off the court after an ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/Cp1jXTkn7y- NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 16, 2020
It was announced shortly thereafter that Murray would not return. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but X-rays reportedly came back negative and assistant coach Charles Klask told Katy Winge of AltitudeTV that Murray said it did not feel as bad as he thought when it happened.
On Thursday, The Athletic's Shams Charania and Nick Kosmider reported that Murray is expected to miss "multiple" games.
Testing on Nuggets guard Jamal Murray's sprained left ankle returned clean today and he is expected to miss multiple games, league sources tell @ShamsCharania and me.- Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) January 17, 2020
Murray entered Wednesday's game averaging 17.9 points, 4.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game on the season. He has been Denver's second-leading scorer.