Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is expected to miss several games after sustaining an ankle injury in Denver's win over the Bulls Thursday, according to ESPN.
The 22-year-old suffered the injury driving to the basket in the first half, and an extended absence will leave Denver without its starting frontcourt for a while. The team lost Paul Millsap a couple of weeks ago to a wrist injury; he is expected to miss three months.
An MRI revealed no further damage on Jokic's ankle and X-rays were also negative.
Jokic is averaging 15.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists on the season.