May 27, 2024

Aaron Gordon, a forward for the Denver Nuggets, sustained facial and hand lacerations from a dog bite on Christmas Day, prompting his absence from the team as he recuperates. The Nuggets confirmed his condition is stable but didn’t specify a timeline for his return.

Aaron Gordon away from Nuggets after being bitten by dog | Yardbarker

Denver’s coach, Michael Malone, mentioned to ESPN that Gordon is facing a challenging recovery, emphasizing the need for both physical and mental healing following such an incident. Malone expressed the team’s support for Gordon’s well-being, emphasizing the importance of his readiness to perform at his best when he returns.

Gordon had a strong performance earlier on Christmas Day, contributing 16 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists in Denver’s victory against the Golden State Warriors. His absence due to the injuries is likely to continue, sidelining him for the Nuggets’ upcoming game against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 28.

Details about the dog’s breed and its owner remain undisclosed at this time.

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