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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Michael Porter Jr. says he has ‘no pain’ in back

Michael Porter Jr

Michael Porter Jr. is offering some encouraging news on his health as he gears up for his rookie season.

The Denver Nuggets rookie says he hopes to be good to go for game action around the regular season opener, and that he isn’t feeling any pain in his surgically-repaired back.

“I don’t have a date but I’m hoping to be back for the beginning of the year. Gotta heal up, but I feel great,” Porter said, via Chris Forsberg of ESPN. “I’m able to get on the court a little bit right now, do something different things. But my rehab has definitely been very conservative. They’re really taking it easy with me, being patient with me.

“[Doctors originally] only thought one of [the bulging disks] was symptomatic. They went in and fixed that one. Turns out that both were symptomatic. So my first surgery helped a lot but didn’t fix the entire problem. Now that they did this one, I’ve got no pain or anything. I’m excited.”

Porter had spine surgery in July, and there were some fears originally that he wouldn’t even feature this season. Instead, he hopes to be back around mid-October, which will come as a relief.

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