The Latest Injury Reports of Nikola Jokic

Nikola Jokic (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Denver Nuggets. He was named to the All-NBA Team four times and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

What injuries did Nikola Jokic experience during his NBA career?


Injury status: Active

UPDATE (Jun. 12):

Nikola Jokic is ready to play against the Heat on Monday’s game 5.

Updated (May. 11): 

Nikola Jokic will play on Thursday’s game against the Suns.

UPDATE (Apr. 25):

Nikola Jokic is ready to play against the Timberwolves on Tuesday’s game.

UPDATE (Apr. 21):

Nikola Jokic is probable for Friday’s Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Timberwolves.

UPDATE (Apr. 19):

Due to a right wrist sprain, Jokic is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Timberwolves.

Despite participating in practice on Tuesday and claiming that his wrist is fine, the Nuggets have listed Jokic as questionable.

While it appears likely that the superstar big man will be upgraded to available, if Jokic is forced to sit, Zeke Nnaji and Thomas Bryant will see extended minutes.

UPDATE (Apr. 09):

Because both teams are locked into their respective seeds, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray can reduce their workload or even take a break in this match.

UPDATE (Apr. 08):

Nikola Jokic (calf) is questionable for Saturday against the Utah Jazz.

UPDATE (Apr. 06):

Jokic might not be able to play in Thursday’s game in Phoenix because his right calf is tight.

Jokic came back from a three-game absence because of calf pain on Tuesday and played for 25 minutes, but he may have to miss Thursday’s game again.

If he can’t give it a go, there will be more minutes available for guys like DeAndre Jordan, Zeke Nnaji, Jeff Green and Thomas Bryant.

UPDATE (Apr. 04):

Nikola Jokic might not be able to play against Houston on Tuesday because of a calf injury.
Jokic was also doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Warriors because of his sore right calf, but he didn’t play for the third game in a row.

UPDATE (Apr. 02):

Jokic might not be able to play against the Warriors on Sunday because of a calf injury.

The player who is in the running for MVP has missed the last two games with a sore right calf. The team has few reasons to bring him back quickly, unless they are desperate to get the top spot in the Western Conference.

At the moment, the Nuggets are two games ahead of the Grizzlies, and Denver still has games against the Rockets and Jazz that should be easy. If Jokic is benched on Sunday, DeAndre Jordan, Thomas Bryant, and Zeke Nnaji could still get more time on the court.

UPDATE (Mar. 31):

The Nuggets (51-25) saw their four-game winning run end on Thursday as they lost 107-88 to the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. Nikola Jokic did not play because of a sore right calf.

With only seven games remaining in the regular season, Nuggets head coach Mike Malone is taking precautions with his team’s star player on the opening night of a back-to-back.

Jokic has been out for nine games already this year, and Malone has indicated he may not play on Friday.

UPDATE (Mar. 30):

Nikola Jokic will play against the Pelicans on Thursday’s game.

UPDATE (Mar. 19):

On Sunday evening, Nikola Jokic will play for the Nuggets and take part in some of their games.

UPDATE (Mar. 18):

On Thursday night, Denver got back on track with a 119-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

In 34 minutes of action, Nikola Jokic scored 30 points (14-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), grabbed 10 boards, dished out 9 assists, blocked 1 shot, and stole 1 ball.

Jokic fell one assist short of a triple-double Thursday, but he recorded a double-double after failing to reach that mark Tuesday against the Raptors.

Jokic’s MVP stock has fallen as of late, but he’s averaged 32.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 1.8 steals in 36.5 minutes per game over his last four games.