Even though he was here for just one season, Jamal Murray became a fan favorite. Whether it was his quick release on his shot or firing an “arrow” at EJ Floral, Murray captured the heart of Kentucky fans.
In his first season in the NBA, the former Cat averaged 9.9 points in just a little over 25 minutes per game. This was all while battling two Sports Hernias through the majority of the season. Per the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin area. Personally, I can’t imagine playing basketball with one hernia let alone two.
Today, the Denver Post published an article about the now healthy Jamal Murray. On the hernias, the article said:
“The pain began as soon as Jamal Murray moved to get out of bed.
It persisted during light pregame stretches. It reached a level Murray “couldn’t explain” when he’d slide laterally on defense or barrel through traffic for a layup.”
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said that Murray never said a word about the injury, which shows his mental toughness.
The article goes more in depth about Murray and how he has dealt with past injuries. You can find it in its’ entirety by clicking HERE.