Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. underwent a second surgery on his lumbar spine, the team announced Thursday. There is no timetable for a return to action, though he has not been officially ruled out for the upcoming season.
In fact, there is currently no plan for Porter to sit out all of 2018-19, according to NBA.com's Steve Aschburner, who reported that the surgery occurred last week. The procedure apparently pinpointed significant factors contributing to his herniated disc ailment.
The discovery has reportedly instilled confidence among Porter's circle that the talented 20-year-old, who was selected No. 14 overall in June's draft, can overcome the lingering back injuries that sidelined him for all but three games in his lone collegiate season at Missouri.