Nuggets’ Torrey Craig leaves game after suffering brutal injury to face

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As his Denver Nuggets were looking to take a 2-0 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday evening, forward Torrey Craig had to exit the game relatively early.

Going up for a rebound on a missed shot, Craig was inadvertently struck in the face by a teammate.

Craig was down on the court for some time with blood piling up nearby.


That was one ugly scene at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Early indications are that it’s a broken nose. Though, we’re sure Craig will go through a concussion test.

The 28-year-old forward entered Wednesday’s action averaging 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds on 56% shooting thus far in the playoffs.