Nuggets Forward Suffers Fractured Hand

The Denver Nuggets have lost a key reserve for at least a month, after 14-year veteran Jeff Green suffered a severely injured hand. 

A fractured left hand and a sprained finger will keep Green out for at least four weeks, at which time he'll be re-evaluated, say the Nuggets. The injury occurred during Friday's 120-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Green's injury could mean more minutes for the likes of Zeke Nnaji and Vlatko Cancar among other Nuggets reserves. Michael Porter Jr., just back from a heel injury, could also soak up some time at the 'four.'

In his 14th season, Green is proving valuable off the bench for Denver, averaging 7.5 points 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.4 minutes.

The 36-year-old has still been able to hit the highlight reels as well this season. 

Green has averaged 12.5 points over the course of his 14-year career, to go along with 4.3 rebounds in over 1,000 games for 11 different NBA teams. 

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