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McGee out indefinitely with fractured tibia

Sunday - 11/10/2013, 5:24pm  ET

Denver Nuggets' Javale McGee reacts to committing a foul against the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter of a basketball game in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. San Antonio won 102-94. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) -- Nuggets starting center JaVale McGee is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his lower left leg.

Team spokesman Tim Gelt said X-rays revealed the stress fracture in McGee's left tibia on Sunday.

McGee has been chronically bothered by soreness in the tibia, the inner and typically larger of the two bones between the knee and the ankle.

Timofey Mosgov figures to get his first start of the season in McGee's place when the Nuggets play at Utah on Monday night. J.J. Hickson also could see his minutes increased in McGee's absence.

The Nuggets are off to a 1-4 start under new coach Brian Shaw, who replaced George Karl last summer.


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