Chandler wrote on his personal Twitter account that he underwent successful surgery Monday to repair the labrum in his right hip. As was reported a week earlier, the procedure will end Chandler's season, but he's expected to be back to full health for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. In Chandler's absence, Will Barton has already taken on an increased role as the Nuggets' sixth man, and he should continue to gobble up plenty of minutes for what remains of the season.
Chandler (hip) will undergo season ending hip surgery, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. This is obviously unfortunate news for Chandler who will try to regroup and get healthy for next season. The extra minutes Gary Harris and Will Barton have been receiving early on this season will now likely become permanent. Denver may also rely more heavily on Danilo Gallinari throughout the year.
Chandler (hip) is without a return timetable, the Denver Post reports. "I know that they are exhausting every and all option to try to get him back," Coach Michael Malone said. "Obviously, he's been out for a while. We miss having him. He's a big part of what we're trying to do." Chandler has missed all seven of Denver's games to date, and he's yet to return to practice in any capacity. Initially, the team's training staff believed he'd miss roughly two weeks, but the hip is healing more slowly than anticipated. In Chandler's absence, the Nuggets brought in Kostas Papanikolaou, but the Greek forward has averaged just 5.3 minutes in three games.
Chandler (hip) is still over a week away from returning to action, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Chandler, who succumbed to the right hip strain shortly before last week's season opener, hasn't resumed practicing with the Nuggets yet. Until that happens, the Nuggets likely won't be able to pinpoint a return date for the forward.
Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Sunday that Chandler (hip) would miss another seven-to-10 days, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. The Nuggets initially gave Chandler a one-to-two-week timetable when he was diagnosed with the right hip strain prior to the season opener, and based on Malone's follow-up report, it appears the swingman will be facing the long end of that recovery window. In Chandler's stead, Will Barton should remain the beneficiary of around 20-to-25 minutes per game.
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