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Jusuf Nurkic broke his leg, will miss the postseason

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Portland lost one of their best players to a devastating injury on Monday.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a devastating injury on Monday night against the Brooklyn Nets. The five-year veteran landed awkwardly and fractured both his tibia and his fibula.

It was immediately clear to all in the vicinity that Nurkic had suffered a horrendous injury.

Not surprisingly, Nurkic will miss the entirety of the postseason. His status for the 2019-20 season is not yet known.

Nurkic was having a spectacular year, easily the best of his career. His season ends with averages of 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game. His defense has taken a huge step forward, and by most people’s accounts, he has evolved into Portland’s second-best player.

He was a huge reason for the Blazers success this year, as Portland has gone 44-30 and is currently the fourth seed in the West.

The loss of the Bosnian Beast is a huge blow for the Blazers, and makes a deep playoff run nearly impossible. Still, it’s hard when players suffer such awful injuries to think much about the team. All we can do is hope that he will recover fully.

If you want to see the injury that Nurkic suffered, you can easily find it on Twitter. However, please do not post it in the comments, as it is very gruesome.