Ty Lawson Out With Broken Rib


The Denver Nuggets injury woes are just maddening at this point.

Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post is reporting that Ty Lawson will be out until after the All Star break with a broken rib.

Lawson was injured in the Nuggets’ 126-109 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. Originally called a left lower-back strain, a postgame X-ray revealed the break.

“You could see it take the wind out of us when Ty came out of the game,” Denver coach Brian Shaw said. “He’s our floor leader and he’s the one who controls the pace and the tempo of the game. He’s also the best guy we have to stay in front of (Brandon) Jennings.”