Javale McGee Stress Fracture Not Healing, Could Miss Rest Of Season For Denver Nuggets [VIDEO]
on Feb 06, 2014 02:26 PM EST
JaVale McGee could miss the rest of the NBA season for the Denver Nuggets as he recovers from a stress fracture in his left leg.
Yahoo! Sports reports the 26-year-old center is now seeking further medical consultation for the injury that has sidelined him since early in the season but has yet to properly heal. The website adds a final decision on his status is expected within the next several days. In all, McGee has played in just five games this season.
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If the Nuggets rule McGee out for the rest of the season, he would be the team's third player to be ruled out for the year based on injury. Guard Nate Robinson and forward Danilo Gallinari both recently had season-ending surgeries to repair torn ACL ligaments.
McGee had averaged 9.1 points and nearly five rebounds a game for Denver in the 2012-13 season and has two-plus years left on a contract that pays him $11.2 million in 2014-15 and $12 million in 2015-16.
With McGee sidelined, Denver has turned to a rotation of veteran journeymen J.J. Hickson, Anthony Randolph and Timofey Mozgov at center. The Nuggets currently rank as the Western Conference's No. 10 seed, 31.2 games behind Dallas for the conference's last playoff spot.