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|JaVale McGee has season-ending surgery |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(2/20/14) Nuggets center JaVale McGee underwent season-ending surgery to repair the stress fracture in his left leg on Thursday, according to CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger.
McGee was sidelined since the fifth game of the season with the injury. He tried to let the injury heal over time, but the recovery process moved too slowly for the Nuggets. He averaged only 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in that short span.
|Resolution on JaVale McGee expected by March 1 |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(2/15/14) JaVale McGee's mother told the Denver Post on Saturday that a resolution on whether he'll play again this season is expected by March 1.
"By March 1 we'll know exactly what strategy to use and when he'll be definitely be back, or not back," Pamela McGee said.
McGee has been sidelined since the fifth game of the season with a stress fracture in his left tibia. The Nuggets wanted to see if the injury would heal without surgery, but he has made little progress. Because the injury hasn't healed enough, McGee has only been limited to some lower body activities. Surgery would end the season for the 26-year-old.
|Report: JaVale McGee in danger of missing rest of season |
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(2/6/14) Nuggets injured center JaVale McGee has been sidelined since the fifth game of the season with a stress fracture in his left leg, and could possibly be done for the year, Yahoo Sports reports.
The report indicates that McGee's fractured tibia hasn't been able to heal properly, and the team could make a decision on his rest-of-season status in the next few days. McGee has appeared in only five games this season, averaging 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in that short span.
|JaVale McGee making some progress in recovery |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(1/21/14) There have not been many updates about the status of Nuggets center JaVale McGee, but that also means we haven't received any bad news about his recovery from a stress fracture in his left tibia. McGee did share a bit of good news Tuesday, telling the Denver Post he has been able to advance in his workouts, moving to an elliptical machine.
"It doesn't put any pain on my shin because my foot is never leaving the platform," McGee said. "That's the only thing I can do. I can't ride the bike or treadmill."
The fact that McGee, who has been shut down for three months, is not yet able to run is a bit concerning. He acknowledged that the injury is still healing, and he is very early in the rehabilitation process. There remains no timeline for his possible return.
|JaVale McGee scheduled for X-ray next week |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/12/13) Nuggets center JaVale McGee is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on his injured tibia next week to determine how much the injury has healed, the Denver Post reports.
McGee will remain limited in what he can do at least until he gets the results of the X-ray. He remains without a timetable for return.
|Center JaVale McGee didn't make a single start last season in his first full year with the Denver Nuggets. He played in 79 games and averaged 18.1 minutes per night. That brought home 9.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. McGee hadn't put up numbers that low across the board since his second NBA season with Washington back in 2009-10. The 25-year-old continues to be an enigma with ridiculous upside and a checkered track record. Earning almost $11 million this season, McGee will look to earn an expanded role under new head coach Brian Shaw. Rumors flew that George Karl's dismissal had a lot to do with his refusal to start McGee, so this year could finally be his chance to shine. That said, he's going to have to run with the opportunity. If McGee starts, he could become a double-doubles machine this season. At the thin center position, that could have him entering the game's elite. He should be drafted with some skepticism, but can be taken off the board beginning in the middle rounds in most Fantasy formats.
(Updated 8/26/13) |
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