According to the Denver Nuggets twitter account and other various sources, guard Nate Robinson underwent season-ending surgery on a torn ACL in his left knee. The guard injured his knee in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats at the Pepsi Center. With Robinson out, it gives the Nuggets a good look at what they have with their young guard in Evan Fournier.
— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) February 1, 2014
The Nuggets and their fans haven’t had the season they expected coming into the year. They were already without Danilo Gallinari who was expected to return in late-November then was pushed back to January, then finally ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing a season-ending procedure on his ACL.
They would suffer another injury in JaVale McGee who has been out since Nov. 8th with a stress fracture in his left tibia. Wilson Chandler would sit out the first six-games of the regular season with a nagging hamstring injury that prevented him from participating in any of the preseason games.
Ty Lawson now is battling a shoulder injury linked to his rotator cuff as he sat out Wednesday’s game against the Bobcats and now Friday’s game against the Raptors. Now with Nate Robinson out for the year, players like Darrell Arthur, Timofey Mozgov, Quincy Miller, and Evan Fournier will have to step up to keep the Nuggets playoff hopes alive.
It will be interesting to see what the Nuggets do at the trade deadline if they acquire a shooter or if they will ever part ways with Andre Miller who hasn’t played in a game since Dec. 30th which was against the Miami Heat.