DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon needed 21 stitches after suffering lacerations to his face and right hand while being bitten by a family dog on Christmas.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details haven’t been released.
The Nuggets announced in a statement the 28-year-old forward “is in good condition” but will remain away from the team as he recovers.
Injury Update:— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) December 27, 2023
Aaron Gordon suffered lacerations to his face and hand resulting from a dog bite on December 25th. Aaron is in good condition and will remain away from the team while he recovers.
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Gordon is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds for the defending NBA champions.
He had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 120-114 win over Golden State on Christmas.