According to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, Denver Nuggets back up point guard Jameer Nelson has suffered a setback with his wrist injury and is unlikely to play tonight against the Toronto Raptors. Dempsey did not state what the timetable will be for Nelson's return.
#Nuggets G Jameer Nelson (wrist) has experienced a setback and is doubtful to play tonight vs. Raptors. He'd played in the last two games.— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) February 1, 2016
Initially feared to be a fracture, Nelson was given good news when an MRI revealed that the injury was just a sprain. He had returned to the Nuggets lineup for the previous two games against the Indiana Pacers and the Washington Wizards. While his season has been up and down, Nelson has been a vital cog to Denver's bench as the point guard. Without him the Nuggets will rely on Randy Foye, traditionally a shooting guard, to run the back up offense. For reference, Foye has a 16% assist rate compared to Nelson's 28.4% suggesting their teammates are about 43% less likely to be set up for a bucket from Foye as they would from Nelson.