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Nuggets’ Nate Robinson has ACL surgery, out for season

Jan 31, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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Ugh.

Another exciting player to watch down for the season.

Denver’s Nate Robinson had surgery to repair his torn ACL in his left knee on Friday and he is done for the season, the team reported Friday.

“It’s always tough to see one of your players go down with an injury,” Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said in a released statement. “Nate is known for his heart and determination, so I have no doubt he will work hard to get back on the court as soon as possible. He has the full support of our team and organization.”

The team had previously announced his ACL as being sprained but did not give a timetable for his return. This, obviously, is worse.

Robinson has been his vintage self this season — capable of winning the Nuggets a game with his shooting and energy, also capable of shooting them out of a game, often exploited on defense, but a fan favorite. He averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 assists a game.

Ty Lawson has been out with a shoulder injury but is expected back soon. Evan Fournier will get more minutes at the point, although the smart thing to do would be for Brian Shaw to let Andre Miller out of this ridiculous Dog House.

  1. antistratfordian - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    “Ugh” is right. Not good – especially for him.

  2. bucrightoff - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Terrence Ross might have ended Kenneth Faried’s career tonight

    • broncobeta - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Seriously. Faried was barely touched. It was no DeAndre Jordan v. Brandon Knight fiasco. Get out of here.

  3. 00maltliquor - Jan 31, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    The way injuries are going this year, I wonder who’s gonna be left by the time the playoffs start!

    Mario Chalmers or Reggie Jackson, your 2014 Finals MVP!

    • ranfan12 - Feb 2, 2014 at 1:27 AM

      Bobcats 2014?

  4. jerdogthompson - Feb 1, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    Tough break. Heal up soon Nate.

  5. maximusprime107 - Feb 1, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    We desperately need to pick up another PG, especially since Lawson has been out too. Fournier is absolute garbage

    • broncobeta - Feb 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      Fournier, at PG? Yes. He has massive potential at SG, however.

    • cowboysfaninbuffalove - Feb 1, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      Do you watch the nuggets? Fournier has been playing great when he gets the minutes he has great size speed and can drive the lane and spot up and hit a 3. You clearly haven’t watched him play

  6. therealhtj - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Really sad news. Really don’t know what kind of player he can be without his ridiculous athleticism. Hope it’s not the end for him. Six inches taller and he could’ve been an all-time great.

  7. seanb20124 - Feb 1, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    His slam dunk win with like 10 missed dunks was hard to watch

  8. sportsnut101 - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    2 time dunk champ 1 didnt count

  9. pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Damn what a shame.

  10. gamedate15 - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Hang in there! Nate I just hope your surgery is successful and your back stronger than ever! Go Nuggets!

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