(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.