Denver Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson sent out this photo and caption this (Jan. 31st) afternoon. The caption isn’t too promising for a return to the court this season.

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 three different types of ACL sprains are as follows:

Grade 1 Sprains. The ligament is mildly damaged in a Grade 1 Sprain. It has been slightly stretched, but is still able to help keep the knee joint stable.

Grade 2 Sprains. A Grade 2 Sprain stretches the ligament to the point where it becomes loose. This is often referred to as a partial tear of the ligament.

Grade 3 Sprains. This type of sprain is most commonly referred to as a complete tear of the ligament. The ligament has been split into two pieces, and the knee joint is unstable.

With Robinson talking about coming back "stronger faster & with more bounce than ever" it sounds a whole lot more like he's got a Grade 3 sprain – which is what The NY Daily News' Frank Isola Tweeted out early today:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Word out of Denver is that Nate Robinson has a torn ACL…going for a second opinion. Tough break for a guy who loves to play.</p>&mdash; Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) <a href="">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Tough injury news continues for the Nuggets.