CHICAGO — Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic underwent an MRI on his injured right wrist that showed “nothing sinister,” according to coach Michael Malone.
Jokic didn’t travel to Chicago for Friday’s preseason game against the Bulls and remained in Denver nursing his sprained wrist.
“The MRI showed nothing sinister,” Malone said ahead of Friday’s game.
“The word back in Denver is that he had a good day,” Malone said. “He’s getting more movement, more function with that wrist. We’ll get home late tonight, we’ll figure out what the plan is tomorrow. Can he practice? Do we need to hold him out further? Come Monday, we’ll make a decision if he’ll be available for the Phoenix Suns game.”
Jokic spent the second half of Monday’s preseason opener on the bench icing his right wrist. Malone said the Nuggets planned to operate with the utmost caution as they return him to play.
“We’re gonna be ultra, ultra cautious in terms of when he plays and not expose him to any undue contact,” Malone said.