Nuggets star Jamal Murray undergoes ACL surgery

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) is helped off the floor during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Monday, April 12, 2021. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray remains out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his knee.

Murray, who hails from Kitchener, Ont., had "surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament," the team said. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institue in Los Angeles.

Murray was injured in the final minute of a loss to the Golden State Warriors on April 12. While driving for a layup, Murray landed awkwardly on his left foot and fell to the court. He immediately grabbed his knee in pain but was able to walk off the court under his own power.

Before that game Murray had missed four contests with an unrelated right knee injury. The dynamic guard was averaging 21.2 points and 4.8 assists in 48 games this season.

"It's really sad to see anybody in pain," Nuggets star Nikola Jokic said after Murray was injured. "The guy who's the warrior, who is going to fight through everything, was in pain."

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