Worried about Michael Porter Jr.’s drop foot? There’s reason for hope.


Who other googled “drop foot” last weekend?

If you besides happen to be a Denver Nuggets fan, you’re not alone.

It was discovered in mike Singer’s Sunday profile on Michael Porter Jr. that the Nuggets cub “developed drop foot” during this past season.

I’m no doctor, but that sure doesn’t sound good. Especially for person coming off his second back surgery… who lost nearly all of his lone college basketball season at Missouri… and has a family history that would make Mr. Glass blush.

But possibly there’s reason for hope.

His name is Jaylon Smith, and this past season he was a starting linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. He, too, suffered from drop foot after dealing with other injuries. And just like Porter, he wore a brace to deal with it.

Fully recovered last fall, Smith started all 16 games for the Cowboys and is now fit for a break 2019.

Could the same recovery happen for Porter? We’ll get a few clues at NBA Summer League.

Between now and then, however, just take a deep breath and remember this: MPJ is a luxury the Nuggets don’t need right away.

— Matt Schubert, The Denver Post

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