Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.
“I still don’t know how bad it is,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said at shootaround Wednesday. “Just just as thorough as possible, he’s going to go talk to some other doctors, get some other opinions before we make a decision to what the best course of action is regarding his left wrist.”
Millsap, 32, is averaging 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in his first season with the Nuggets.
Chancellor was so unusually large for a safety that some thought he was a man without a position in a traditional defense. He was the same height and weight as Aaron Rouse, a safety Green Bay had selected in 2007, when Schneider was with the Packers. There was discussion in the Seahawks’ draft room over whether Chancellor would struggle in space the way Rouse and other longer-levered safeties had struggled, even though Chancellor had shown enough body control to ultimately temper those concerns.
The team confirmed that Lasco had a spine injury and was in the care of team doctor Michael Hartman as he underwent further evaluation. Payton was optimistic about Lasco’s condition after the game.
“I think all the signs are positive, his movement and everything. I think that’s encouraging,” Payton said.
Lasco, 25, was selected out of Cal by New Orleans in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft and has spent most of his first two seasons as a special-teams coverage specialist.