J.J. Hickson, the Denver Nuggets leading rebounder, will miss the remainder of this season with a torn ACL suffered Friday night against the Mavs.
An MRI today revealed an right knee ACL tear for #Nuggets F J.J. Hickson. The team's leading rebounder will miss the rest of the season.
— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) March 22, 2014
Hickson is the Nuggets’ leading rebounder at 9.2 per game, and is the fifth-leading scorer at 11.8 points per game.
“He’s had a good season for us,” Shaw said. “J.J. has shown that when he was a starter, and lately as he’s come off the bench, regardless of whether he plays a ton of minutes or he plays lesser minutes, he’s still always around that double-double mark. He’s an elite rebounder for the minutes that he plays.”
Hickson is the fourth Nuggets player to be lost for the season.