DENVER — Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray has responded to calls to return to action following a year of rehab from an ACL tear.
The Nuggets lost again to the Warriors 126-106 Monday night to fall behind 2-0 in the best-of-seven playoff series.
Murray has not played in an NBA game since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee in a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, 2021.
Murray has been cleared medically to play and has seen action during pregame warm ups, but he's still not confident in his surgically repaired knee.
"Y'all don’t think I wanna be out there huh...crazy," tweeted Murray following the Nuggets' loss Monday night.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said the organization will continue to leave it up to Murray to decide when he's ready to return to the lineup "whether that's in the playoffs or that's next season."
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic recently said he told Murray not to return to action if he's not 100% both mentally and physically because it wouldn't make sense to rush back and risk getting hurt again.
Game 3 between the Nuggets and Warriors tips off at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ball Arena in Denver. Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Denver.
Murray received numerous messages of support from fans Monday night after the Nuggets' loss to Golden State.
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