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Denver Nuggets F J.J. Hickson Has Torn ACL

Veteran big man suffered injury Friday at Dallas

Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson averaged 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in 69 games this season.
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DENVER, March 22, 2014 – Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has been diagnosed with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, General Manager/Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.

Hickson suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.

A date for surgery is pending and he will miss the remainder of this season.

Hickson joined the Nuggets as a free agent last summer. In his first season in Denver, he averaged 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in 69 games (52 starts). Entering Saturday, his team-leading 26 double-doubles were tied for 20th in the NBA.