Denver Nuggets announce Nikola Jokic’ latest injury status

Nikola Jokic (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He was named to the All-NBA Team four times and won the NBA MVP Award in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Latest Injury Reports Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic


Status: Active

UPDATE (Jun. 12):

Nikola Jokic is ready to play against the Heat on Monday.

Updated (May. 11): 

Nikola Jokic will play on Thursday’s game against the Suns.

UPDATE (Apr. 25):

Nikola Jokic is ready to play against the Timberwolves on Tuesday’s game.

UPDATE (Apr. 21):

Nikola Jokic is probable for Friday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Timberwolves.

UPDATE (Apr. 19):

Due to a right wrist sprain, Jokic is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves.

Despite participating in practice on Tuesday and claiming that his wrist is fine, the Nuggets have listed Jokic as questionable.

While it appears likely that the superstar big man will be upgraded to available, if Jokic is forced to sit, Zeke Nnaji and Thomas Bryant will see extended minutes.

UPDATE (Apr. 16):

The status of Nikola Jokic in Sunday’s game is active.

UPDATE (Apr. 08):

Nikola Jokic (calf) is questionable for Saturday against the Utah Jazz.

UPDATE (Apr. 06):

Jokic’s right calf might be too tight for him to play in Thursday’s game in Phoenix.

Jokic played for 25 minutes on Tuesday after missing three games because of calf pain, but he may have to miss Thursday’s game again. If he can’t try, guys like DeAndre Jordan, Zeke Nnaji, Jeff Green, and Thomas Bryant will get more time on the court.

UPDATE (Apr. 04):

Nikola Jokic might not be able to play against Houston on Tuesday because of a calf injury.
Jokic was also doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Warriors because of his sore right calf, but he didn’t play for the third game in a row.

UPDATE (Apr. 02):

Jokic could miss Sunday’s game against the Warriors because of a calf injury.

The MVP candidate has missed the last two games because of soreness in his right calf. The team has few reasons to bring him back quickly, unless they are desperate for the top spot in the Western Conference.

At the moment, the Nuggets are two games ahead of the Grizzlies, and Denver still has easy games against the Rockets and Jazz to play. If Jokic is benched on Sunday, DeAndre Jordan, Thomas Bryant, and Zeke Nnaji could still play more minutes.

UPDATE (Mar. 31):

The Nuggets (51-25) saw their four-game winning run end on Thursday as they lost 107-88 to the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. Nikola Jokic did not play because of a sore right calf.

With only seven games remaining in the regular season, Nuggets head coach Mike Malone is taking precautions with his team’s star player on the opening night of a back-to-back.

Jokic has been out for nine games already this year, and Malone has indicated he may not play on Friday.