Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is one of the NBA's fastest-rising stars, but he will reportedly "miss several games" after he was diagnosed with a sprained left ankle Thursday night, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Jokic emerged as a potential perennial All-Star last season when he averaged 16.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in 73 contests.

So far this season, Jokic is putting up 15.5 points, 10.6 boards and 4.6 dimes a night.

The Nuggets selected Jokic in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft, and after spending another year playing in his native Serbia, he made the leap to the NBA for the 2015-16 season.