Ty Lawson, Wilson Chandler dealing with minor injuries

Doug Pensinger

The Nuggets' depth may be tested in coming days as Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler deal with minor injuries.

Currently the hottest team in the NBA this side of South Beach, the Denver Nuggets may be undermanned in coming days as Ty Lawson and Wilson Chandler deal with minor injuries. Riding a 13-game win streak, the team announced the news Wednesday.

Lawson suffered a bruised heel in Tuesday night's game against Oklahoma City Thunder, while a recent MRI revealed Chandler has first-degree joint separation in his left shoulder. X-rays came back negative on Chandler, a positive sign on the severity of the injury.

Both players are officially listed as day-to-day.

Arguably Denver's most important player, Lawson has missed just one game this season as he's led the team to contention. The Nuggets beat the Clippers by 14 points on New Year's Day despite his absence, which was the result of a sore Achilles tendon.

With the Nuggets still embroiled in a competitive race for seeding in the West, detailed by Denver Stiffs, SB Nation's Nuggets blog, getting healthy will be of major importance.

Denver's next game is Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sacramento Kings will visit the Pepsi Center on Saturday.

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