Jokic exited the team’s one-point victory over the Chicago Bulls due to a left ankle injury. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets think Jokic has avoided a major issue.

“FURTHER EVALUATION ON LEFT ANKLE OF DENVER’S NIKOLA JOKIC SET FOR FRIDAY, BUT THERE’S CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM THAT INJURY IS NO MORE THAN A SPRAIN. … X-RAYS NEGATIVE.”

While driving toward the basket in the second quarter against Chicago, he stepped on Jerian Grant’s foot and rolled the ankle. Jokic immediately fell to the court in pain, left the game and didn’t return.