http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--wilson-chandler-to-miss-season-after-hip-surgery-005852630.htmlDenver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo hip surgery and miss the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Chandler has been diagnosed with a labral tear, league sources said. He suffered the injury during the preseason.
Chandler's expected to make a complete recovery from the surgery after a six month rehab process, a league source said.
For the Nuggets, it's a devastating loss. Chandler had worked himself into excellent shape and his presence has been missed on the young Nuggets roster. He is considered a vital part of coach Michael Malone and general manager Tim Connelly's revitalization efforts with the franchise.
Chandler signed a four-year, $46.5 million contract extension in the summer.
Chandler, 28, averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Nuggets last season.
This is the second time Chandler has had to undergo surgery on his hip. He had a procedure in May 2012. Chandler is expected to undergo the procedure early next week in New York, league sources said.
In Chandler's absence, Will Barton will continue to play a significant role for the Nuggets.