The Denver Nuggets now realize what this means. They will be without the services of JaVale McGee for the forseable future after the big man was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left leg. No timetime for his return as of yet.
The Nuggets took a big hit at center Sunday with the announcement that starter JaVale McGee will be out indefinitely because of a stress fracture in his left tibia.
McGee played in Denver’s first five games. Friday night’s game at Phoenix, however, was the tipping point. When Nuggets coach Brian Shaw removed him with 9:34 left in the third quarter, McGee said he was in pain. He didn’t return to the game.
McGee’s X-ray Sunday revealed the stress fracture.
“I have no idea on a timetable,” Shaw said of McGee’s return to the lineup. “It’s unfortunate, but injuries are part of the game. Hopefully we can hold the fort down until he gets back.”
H/T: Denver Post