<p>DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 24: Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during the Denver Nuggets Media Day at the Pepsi Center on September 24, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)</p>
DENVER (AP) — Nuggets forward Will Barton underwent surgery to fix core and hip muscle injuries.
He will be re-evaluated in six weeks, the team announced Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia.
Barton was carted off the floor Saturday night after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket in the third quarter against Phoenix. He had an MRI on Sunday and missed the Golden State game that night.
The 27-year-old Barton averaged 16.5 points in two games this season. His injury likely opens up more playing time for Torrey Craig, Trey Lyles and Juancho Hernangomez.