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Jusuf Nurkic undergoes surgery, gets good news after horrific leg injury

Jesse Reed
Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered an utterly gruesome leg injury on Monday night, and on Tuesday he underwent surgery.

Out indefinitely after enduring compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula, Nurkic actually got good news as surgeons did not see any nerve or muscle damage to his leg, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

After the brutal injury, this really is the best possible news Nurkic could have gotten. While the recovery will still be long and arduous, he won’t have to contend with further complications, barring any setbacks as his leg heals initially.