Dozier fell to the ground on Tuesday night after a collision on the edge 119-100 loss to the Portland Trailblazerwhich initially led to fears of serious injury. Additional tests on Wednesday confirmed the crack.
Dozier’s loss is another blow to the injury-ridden Nuggets lineup. Denver is without Jamal Murray (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr. (lower back) and hopes to see MVP return soon Nikola Jokic (Wrist). The Nuggets have lost five games in a row and dropped to 9-9 during the season.
In order for the nuggets in the squad to apply for hardship assistance, they must have four players who have missed three games and at least two weeks.
The 25-year-old Dozier has averaged 5.4 points in 18.9 minutes per game this season.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks contributed to this report.