Paul Millsap Could Miss More Time Than Expected With Toe Fracture

December 11, 2018 | insideinjuries | No Comments

The Nuggets are in the thick of it over in West, dropping from No. 1 to No. 3 in just a matter of a few days. There are two pieces of bad news here. The first is that the Nuggets (and fantasy owners) suffered a big loss on Friday when Paul Millsap suffered a broken toe on his right foot. There is no word yet on surgery, but the Nuggets did release a 4-6 week timetable for Millsap’s return. The second piece of bad news is that, according to Inside Injuries’ metrics, it’s going to take much longer than 4-6 weeks for Millsap to heal from his fractured toe. Our Optimal Recovery Time for Millsap is 9 weeks. Now, it’s possible that Millsap returns to action before the 9 weeks are up, but he won’t be back at full health until then.

Millsap has remained very durable throughout his career, but has suffered a few blows in recent years. Last year, he missed a large chunk of the season after suffering ligament damage in his wrist. The Inside Injuries algorithm calculated a three and a half month (14 week) recovery time after Millsap underwent surgery, putting his return at February 25th. Millsap returned to action only two days later than our projected return date, February 27th.

The other thing to mention here is that it difficult to keep up with conditioning when healing from a lower body injury. While Millsap may be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks, he will need time to get back into game shape after spending over a month off his feet.