Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. to undergo lower back surgery, sources say

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will undergo a surgical procedure on his lower back tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, two league sources confirmed to The Denver Post.

“We are extremely optimistic that he’ll make a full recovery,” Porter’s agent, Mark Bartelstein told The Post. “He’ll be out an undetermined amount of time as he makes his recovery.”

Another source said the Nuggets would err on the side of caution as it pertains to Porter’s return.

Porter is in Miami where the team is scheduled to play the Heat Monday night, a source confirmed to The Denver Post. This will be his third back surgery.

The Denver Post first reported on Nov. 21 a nerve issue could jeopardize Porter’s season.

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