Nate Robinson injury: Nuggets guard done for season following ACL surgery

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The Nuggets guard is done for the season following a knee surgery he underwent Friday afternoon.

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson underwent surgery Friday afternoon to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team announced.

"It’s always tough to see one of your players go down with an injury," Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said. "Nate is known for his heart and determination, so I have no doubt he will work hard to get back on the court as soon as possible. He has the full support of our team and organization."

Robinson was signed by Denver this offseason to serve as a spark plug scoring option off the bench. He averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 assists in just under 20 minutes a night and is shooting 38 percent from three-point range.

The surgery was performed by the team's orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steve Traina, at Midtown Surgical Center.

Robinson posted a photo on Instagram with the following message Friday afternoon:

I'm going to come back stronger faster & with more bounce then ever ... You can watch the progress on the #stateofnate filmed by @teejayregan be back in a flash ... #heartoverheight #ToughTimesNeverLastTough PeopleDo & I'm a TOUGH MF #holdat

The Nuggets are 22-22, which puts them at eleventh place in the West. They are two and a half games back of the No. 8 spot.

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