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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. has successful lumbar spine surgery

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. had successful surgery on Wednesday. He had the operation to repair an injury to his lumbar spine.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Dossett at the Carrell Clinic. He is out indefinitely.

Michael Porter Jr. (Photo by Michael Porter Jr./Instagram)

The initial belief was that the injury was going to cost him the rest of the season. With several months left in the season, time will tell if he can make it back towards the tail end of the 2021-22 campaign.

This is a tough blow for the Nuggets, who have been hampered by injuries. Before Thanksgiving, the Nuggets lost guard P.J. Dozier to a season-ending torn ACL injury that he suffered against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Before the season, Porter Jr. signed an extension with the team. On September 27th, he signed a five-year deal with the team.

He is guaranteed to make $172 million with the deal. However, if he’s selected to an All-NBA Team, the extension triggers a clause in the deal that will increase to $207 million.

This is Porter Jr.’s third back surgery.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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