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Denver Nuggets small forward Michael Porter Jr. reportedly suffered from a setback in his back surgery rehabilitation. 

Per Mike Singer of The Denver Post, the said setback is considered as a minor one, that was rooted from overcompensation and overwork on the side of Porter Jr.’s recovery process. Still, the Nuggets haven’t released any time frame yet for his return before the regular season ends.

Last few weeks, there was optimism surrounding Porter Jr. making a return to aid Nikola Jokic and the ball club in the impending postseason, but it was then halted upon the report that he now trails Jamal Murray (ACL recovery) on who will return first on the hardwood. Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports provided that the 23-year-old forward’s rehabilitation which started since December “hasn’t been too good.”

With six games left and one dub away from the fifth-seed, his Denver squad will try to capitalize their chances despite being short handed all season long. If both him and Murray would miraculously be able to come back in April, Mile High City basketball is projected to roll deep in the Western Conference arena with that deep lineup and overwhelming offensive force.