NBA star will be out indefinitely due to a serious dog bite to his face that left him with 21 stitches.
The NBA champion and important pillar of the Denver Nuggets will be absent from the team indefinitely due to an unusual situation: he is recovering from serious injuries caused by a dog bite to the face and hand.
The Nuggets said in a brief statement that Gordon “He is in good condition and will remain away from the team while he recovers.”.
According to the statement, he “suffered lacerations to his face and hand as a result of a dog bite on December 25.”
next to, Specialized media reported that Gordon needed 21 stitches.
In the defending champion's Christmas game against the Golden State Warriors, Gordon scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win, but.
The 28-year-old is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and shooting 52.5% from the field in 28 games and He had already missed four games due to a right heel injury.
Gordon was, Denver coach Michael Malone told reporters after the team's practice on Wednesday 'Resilience' after 'a very painful experience'.
In addition, he added that they will not try to rush Gordon to recover in the best way.
“We need him to be healthy inside and out,” Malone said. “Going through something like this is not something you can recover from easily. It's something you have to heal physically, but you also have to heal mentally and what you just went through.”he added.
“We want him back. We know we're better off with him. But I want to back Aaron Gordon and make sure that when he comes back, he's ready to come back and play at the level we know he's capable of.” The coach pointed out.