Reggie Jackson Injury Update: Latest on Nuggets guard's status for Game 4 vs Lakers (April 27)

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Reggie Jackson Injury Update: Latest on Nuggets guard's status for Game 4 vs Lakers (April 27)

Reggie Jackson is listed as questionable on the injury report as the Denver Nuggets face the LA Lakers for Game 4 of the first-round playoff series in Los Angeles on Saturday. His involvement in the contest will be a game-time decision.

The Nuggets being 3-0 in the series will give Jackson some time to recover, even if he is not able to suit up for the upcoming game. However, the Nuggets are highly anticipated to sweep the Lakers, which will likely give Jackson a few days of rest before he is needed to suit up for Round 2 of the playoffs.

What happened to Reggie Jackson?

The Nuggets guard suffered an ankle injury in their Game 3 victory over the LA Lakers on Thursday. Jackson sustained the injury after landing on Anthony Davis' foot while fighting for a rebound with under a minute to go in the first quarter.

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Moments after the incident, Jackson limped off the floor and headed towards the Nuggets locker room, supported by a teammate and the Nuggets staff. He reappeared on the Nuggets bench in the fourth quarter with his leg wrapped up.

The next day after the game, Jackson was seen using crutches and a walking boot to get around.

Reggie Jackson's stats vs. LA Lakers

Reggie Jackson has played 33 career games against the LA Lakers in the regular season and won 25 of them. He has averaged 12.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game against the Lakers in the regular season.

Jackson has won all four postseason games against the Lakers. Three of the games are in the present series, as well as Game 2 of the Nuggets-Lakers 2023 Eastern Conference finals, which the Nuggets swept.

In the ongoing series, Jackson is averaging 2.6 points and 1.3 assists in just over eight minutes of playtime. He averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists against the Lakers in the three games of the 2023–24 regular season, all of which the Nuggets won.

The reigning champions have been dominating the Lakers since the end of 2022, winning 11 straight games against them. The Nuggets will look to keep their dominating streak alive and sweep the Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.

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