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Ty Lawson Out Tonight, Officially Listed As Day-To-Day Due To Torn Plantar Fascia

Mar 19, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) attempts a shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After going on a 15 game win streak that was pretty low key due to the Heat’s historic run, the Denver Nuggets have lost their last two games. Tonight the Nuggets will try to end their little slide when they take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Unfortunately, Denver will once again be without their starting point guard Ty Lawson. The team announced earlier this morning that Lawson, who had missed three of the last four games, is suffering from torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

According to the United States National Library of Medicine, plantar fascia is the tissue that “connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot.” While the team says that his injury is improving, this can be a very painful injury.

 

Lawson is averaging almost 17 points and 7 assists a game, both of which are tops on the team. He is also vital to getting the Nuggets out on the break and keeping the tempo up. If the Nuggets hope to make a deep run in the playoffs, they will need a healthy Ty Lawson to run the show.

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