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MVP Nikola Jokic enters protocols, ruled out for Wednesday

Nikola Jokic, Al Horford
Posted at 7:11 PM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 21:11:31-05

DENVER (AP) — Reigning back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic has entered the league's health and safety protocols and has been ruled out of Denver's game against New York on Wednesday.

The Nuggets made the announcement Tuesday night on their league-mandated injury report.

Jokic becomes the 10th player to enter the protocols this season.

Players are not required to undergo regular testing this season. But there are certain situations where they must be checked for COVID-19.

Jokic is averaging 20.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.9 assists through 13 games this season.