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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am  |  6 responses

Rudy Fernandez to Have Season-Ending Back Surgery


The Denver Nuggets announced that Fernandez’s season is over, and that Rudy will undergo surgery on his lower back. From the Denver Post: “He has missed 12 games this year because of the lower back strain. A date for the procedure has not been set. The injury flared up in Monday’s game against Dallas. Fernandez, 26, joined the Nuggets in a Dec. 13 trade, and he has played 31 games. He has averaged 8.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.03 steals in 22.9 minutes. Fernandez also is a member of Spain’s national team, which has qualified for the 2012 London Games that begin in late July. Spain lost to Team USA in the gold-medal game of the 2008 Olympics, and he is was on the team in points and assists. He also played in the 2004 Games.”

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  • i_ball

    Bummer for Spain if he can’t play in London. First Rubio, now Rudy:(

  • http://twitter.com/niyosimba niyosimba

    Can they just give USA the trophy. Rubio is gone, Fernandez is gone. All they have is the Gasols and Navarro.

  • http://twitter.com/niyosimba niyosimba

    Oops, forgot about Serge.

  • RunNGun

    This just isn’t a good year for the Spaniards…. SMH

  • LA Huey

    simba, you forgot about Marc.
    Still, yet another setBACK the NBA career of Rudy Fernandez.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    He never was able to recover from that fall he suffered in Portland. He was never the same player after that.

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