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Nuggets F Chandler out for the year with hip injury

November 12, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo surgery on his right hip and is expected to miss the season.

Chandler suffered a labral tear during the preseason and did not play in any of Denver’s first seven regular-season games. He will endure a six-month rehab process but is expected to make a full recovery.

Chandler, 28, signed a four-year, $46 million contract extension this summer.

Chandler missed the first 35 games of the 2012-13 season with a right hip injury but returned to average 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 43 games for the Nuggets.

Last season was his best since 2008-09, when he was with New York. Chandler averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 78 games, the most he played since that season.

Chandler, the Knicks’ first-round pick in 2007, is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in his eight-year career.

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