Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen to Miss a Week

by January 14, 2011

The Birdman and his body art will be in street attire for one week while he recovers from back and knee injuries. From the Denver Post: “Fan favorite Chris Andersen, he of America’s brightest neck tattoo, didn’t play Thursday night and is expected to miss a week while he regains strength in his lower back and right knee. The center ‘just needs some rest and needs to bounce back from his knee and fall on his back,’ Nuggets coach George Karl said. ‘Another setback, but the surgeries both he and Kenyon (Martin) had, we knew there would be some moments of rest during the process of recovery.’ With Andersen out, Karl likely will utilize reserve posts Shelden Williams and Melvin Ely.”