Barton out at least 6 weeks after having hip, core surgery Global on Oct 24, 2018 06:54 AM
Barton out at least 6 weeks after having hip, core surgery
Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton is carted off the court after being injured during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) staff report

On a historic night in which he was serenaded with "MVP!" chants for his eye-popping triple-double, Nikola Jokic's thoughts were with the Denver Nuggets' injured tone-setter.

Nuggets versatile forward Will Barton missed Denver's game Sunday night (Monday, PHL time) against Golden State because of a right hip injury. The team announced on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) that he was diagnosed with a right hip and core strain. In a statement Tuesday morning (Tuesday, PHL time), the Nuggets said Barton underwent successful surgery on the injuries and that the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. Barton’s status will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The 6'6" swingman was carted off the court Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) after feeling something pop when he took off for the basket during the third quarter of a win over Phoenix.

Barton signed a four-year deal to remain in Denver over the summer. He averaged 15.7 points and 4.1 assists last season.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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