December 12, 2017, 9:12 pm
Will Barton (back) left the game on Tuesday limping off the court while holding his back in the fourth quarter against the Pistons.
The Nuggets were up 19 with under five minutes remaining when Barton came down with a rebound and began clutching his back in discomfort. He limped off and did not return. Barton has been playing a career-high 31 minutes per night, including over 36 minutes per night in his last six games, which could be a sign of overuse. He finished the game with four points, six boards, 10 assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes. Stay tuned for updates on Barton’s status.
Will Barton leaves game with apparent back injury. pic.twitter.com/V1V2WoRRmL
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) December 13, 2017