Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Paul Millsap is scheduled to undergo surgery on his injured left wrist and will be sidelined up to three months, according to a report from The Vertical, which cited league sources.
The surgery is to repair a torn ligament, according to ESPN.
Millsap, who the Nuggets signed to a three-year, $90 million contract as a free agent over the summer, injured his wrist during the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. He underwent X-rays, which were negative, and sat out of Monday’s win over Sacramento. Veteran power forward Kenneth Faried started in his absence.
Millsap is a key member of Denver’s frontcourt alongside budding star Nikola Jokic, as well as the second-leading scorer and rebounder for the 10-7 Nuggets, who are looking to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. He’s averaging 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season, his 12th in the league.