Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler will miss Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons, and point guard Ty Lawson might as well, both with situations connected to injuries.
Lawson started Wednesday morning's shootaround but did not finish it due to headaches, coach Brian Shaw said.
"He came out to shootaround and the lighting was bothering him," Shaw said. "So we sent him to the doctor to get checked out."
Lawson is also rehabbing a groin injury, which he picked up in the Nuggets' win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, so he's dealing with a double shot of things that could keep him off the court.
Chandler's situation is different. He got a hip injection, something he says is more about maintenance than anything else. He suffered a left hip strain in January, and he missed two games because of it. A couple of days of rest is mandatory after the shot, so he won't play against Detroit and is questionable for Friday's game at Dallas against the Mavericks.
Chandler insisted it was nothing more than that and there is no question the latest he'd return to action is the Sunday afternoon home game against the Washington Wizards.
Shaw said he plans to start either Evan Fournier or Darrell Arthur in Chandler's place, depending on what the Pistons do with their lineup. Detroit is without center Andre Drummond (neck), and can either start a smaller lineup or still go big.
Aaron Brooks would start in Lawson's place.
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