Wilson Chandler is expecting to get back on the court feeling completely healthy. But it won’t happen this season.
The Nuggets’ 28-year-old forward will have hip surgery that will force him to miss the entire 2015-16 season.
More according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Chandler’s agent, Rich Kleiman of ROC Nation, confirmed the need for surgery to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday night.
Chandler is expected to make a complete recovery from the surgery after a six-month rehab process, a league source said.
The loss is a blow to the plans of first-year Nuggets coach Michael Malone.
Chandler, 28, averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Nuggets last season, then signed a four-year, $46.5 million contract extension in the summer.
Chandler previously underwent surgery on his hip in 2012.