5:08pm: The Nuggets confirmed that Bol has undergone surgery on his right foot (Twitter link). The team didn’t provide an exact timeline for his recovery, announcing that he’ll be out indefinitely.
12:34pm: Nuggets forward Bol Bol will undergo foot surgery and will miss 8-to-12 weeks, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The operation will be on his right foot, according to Mike Singer of The Denver Post (Twitter link). Bol had surgery on his left foot when he played at Oregon.
The news comes less than a week after the Pistons pulled out of a trade for Bol because their team doctors refused to give him medical clearance. He hasn’t appeared in a game since January 5, but that could be related to falling out of the rotation as well as his medical condition.
Bol, 22, has shown flashes of promise since being selected with the 44th pick in the 2019 draft, but he’s in the middle of a disappointing third season, appearing in just 14 games and averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per night.
He will be eligible for restricted free agency this summer if Denver makes a qualifying offer.