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Nuggets C Butch injures knee

Posted by Art Garcia

LAS VEGAS — The COX Pavilion became eerily silent this afternoon, expect for the shrieks of pain from Nuggets center Brian Butch. The free agent and former D-League All-Star dislocated his left patella tendon in a gruesome fall under the basket against the Lakers.
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Butch couldn’t contain his agony as trainers from Denver and several other teams worked to stabilize his knee/leg. He was taken off the floor via a stretcher, giving a thumbs-up on the way out.

Butch’s parents and girlfriend came down from the stands for the trip to a local hospital. The 6-foot-11 product out of Wisconsin was signed by the Nuggets in April, but didn’t see any action during the regular season.

Nuggets released the following Saturday night: 

Nuggets C Brian Butch dislocated his left patella during the third quarter of today’s 92-74 summer league win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Butch will return to Denver on Monday and will be examined by Nuggets Team Physician, Dr. Steve Traina.