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Wilson Chandler recovering from successful hip surgery

Nuggets forward expected to be ready for 2012-13 training camp

Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after successful hip surgery.
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DENVER, May 1, 2012 – Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is recovering after successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip.

The procedure was performed Monday by Dr. Marc J. Philippon. Chandler is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in October.

Chandler, 24, spent much of the 2011-12 NBA season playing in China before re-signing a multiyear contract with the Nuggets on March 18. He averaged 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in eight games after his return.

Acquired by Denver on Feb. 22, 2011, Chandler averaged 15.3 points and a career-high 5.7 rebounds last season.