An NBA basketball player did not have such a great Christmas as it was announced that he is out indefinitely due to being bitten by a dog on the holy holiday.
According to NBA.com, the Denver Nuggets stated that 28-year-old Aaron Gordon has suffered lacerations to his face and shooting hand after being bit by a dog. The Nuggets have ruled that the forward is in good condition but will remain away from the team while he recovers from the injury.
Aaron Gordon suffered lacerations to his face and hand resulting from a dog bite on December 25th. Aaron is in good condition and will remain away from the team while he recovers.
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Although no details were released beyond that, he did play in the Christmas Day game that the team played against the Golden State Warriors. He helped the Nuggets win the game, 120-114 after scoring 16 points, pulling down 10 rebounds, and dishing out three assists.
ESPN reported that Gordon required 21 stitches after the family dog attacked him.
Nuggets coach, Michael Malone did discuss the team having his back while he recovers from the dog bites.
“He’s hanging in there. Obviously, a very traumatic experience and the most important thing I told him is that you take as much time as you need. We’re a family — wins, losses, and when people go through tough times like Aaron’s going through right now.
“We have his back. We love him. We’re here for him. So whenever he’s able to come back, we’re going to open our arms up and embrace him. I told all the guys to make sure they’re reaching out to him, to make sure he’s never feeling like he’s on an island.”
Gordon is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Nuggets who currently have a 22-10 record.
After Being Bitten By Family Dog, Denver Nuggets’ Aaron Gordon Out Indefinitely