Ty Lawson Day-to-Day With Injured Left Achilles Tendon

by January 02, 2013

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson sat out last night’s game against the visiting LA Clippers, and he says that the status of his Achilles injury is day-to-day. Per the Denver Post: “Lawson didn’t play Tuesday night against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers because of a strain in his left Achilles tendon, and the point guard explained that ‘it’s a day-to-day thing. Now we’re doing treatment on it. At first, we were just heating it up before games and getting out there and playing. But now we have a couple games at home, so I’m going to get an MRI (on Wednesday) and see what’s wrong with it.’ Andre Miller filled into the starting gig, and if Lawson continues to sit out, rookie Evan Fournier will likely gobble some minutes with the reserve unit. Denver’s regular third point guard, Julyan Stone, is still recovering from hip surgery but could return this month. Lawson’s Achilles has bothered him in recent days, and he even sat out the second half of a game for precautionary reasons Dec. 22. In the past week, he has experienced tightness in the foot, notably when he jumps. This is just another issue in a season that hasn’t gone as planned for the little guy. After agreeing to a contract extension, Lawson has played unevenly, dominating one game, faltering in the next. He averages 13.6 points per game and 6.9 assists this season; before the season, Karl said Lawson could possibly average eight assists.”