The Denver Nuggets announced Saturday that forward JJ Hickson is done for the remainder of the season—he’s been diagnosed with a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. From the press release:
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.