Sources: Nuggets swingman Will Barton diagnosed with strained groin

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5074/" data-ylk="slk:Will Barton">Will Barton</a> is carted off the court after being injured during the third quarter against the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/teams/pho" data-ylk="slk:Suns">Suns</a> on Saturday night. (AP)
Will Barton is carted off the court after being injured during the third quarter against the Suns on Saturday night. (AP)

Denver Nuggets swingman Will Barton underwent an MRI exam Sunday that revealed a groin strain, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

‪His recovery timetable is still being determined.‬

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‪Barton, 27, was injured after converting a reverse layup in the third quarter during Saturday’s win over the Phoenix Suns.‬

‪The Nuggets’ starting small forward collapsed to the floor in agonizing pain and was escorted off the court in a wheelchair. ‬

‪He had 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 19 minutes of play. ‬

‪Barton signed a four-year, $54 million deal with Denver in the offseason after averaging 15.7 points, five rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Nuggets last year. He is in his seventh NBA season after being a second-round draft selection out of Memphis in 2012.

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