Thursday, March 16, 2006

Boykins 'Handed' Really Bad News

(FortCollins-CO) The Denver Nuggets have suffered a tremendous blow to one of their best players off the bench. Earl Boykins has suffered a broken hand due to when he collided with an Indiana Pacer defender on Wednesday night. George Karl stated, "A broken hand is probably going to keep him out a minimum of four to five weeks. We'll have to use our depth to compensate for his loss." This hurts the Nuggets in a variety of ways. Boykins provides scoring, tempo, and passing. The rest of the team, especially DerMarr Johnson, is going to have to pick up the little mans slack. I'm going to be keeping a very close eye on this injury and any further developments in the story can be found right here on The Nugg Doctor.

4 comments:

Ninam4840 said...

Boykins!?!?!?!??!? Unfortunatley I was unable to watch this misfortunate accident happen but I am pretty glad I didnt get to see it. Boykins is one of my favorite players for the Nuggets , so I am very unhappy this happened to him. I hope he heals faster than expected and picks the team back up from where he left off. Please continue to post this issue as I depend on the Doc for my most up-to-date info. Thanks again.

Nugg Doctor said...

Earl has fractured two bones in his left hand that will not require surgury. Earl will be in a cast and will be inactive until the bones have healed. Too bad for Earl. Julius Hodge will be on the bench to booster the Nuggets.

nanananana said...

ok so with this injury to Earl, who is gonna help the Nuggs continue on to victory in the style of Boykins? And will they hold a candle to him? I think this is really gonna hurt their chances and their momentum of the goal at hand...hahaha, no pun intended but doc, what is your prognosis of the next games without him???

Nugg Doctor said...

nananana,

The Nuggets have veteran guard Howard Eisley on contract and they have pulled up Julius Hodge. Neither are going to give the Nuggets what Earl has to offer. He is a very special player indeed. What really needs to happen, in my opinion, is DerMarr Johnson is going to have to step up his consistency as a contributor on both offense and defense. Miller will be able to get the extra assists and hopefully will keep doing the job he is doing running the fastbreak. Look for DerMarr initially, but I wouldnt be surprised if Eisley gets some more PT to 'assist' Miller...

The Nugg Doctor