JJ Hickson Out for the Season With Torn ACL

by March 24, 2014

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.