According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports Wilson Chandler opted to undergo season-ending hip surgery. Recovery time is slated to be 6 months.

Denver 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.

The best case scenario for Chandler would have been a simple strain. However the realization that is a right labral tear necessitated surgery likely made Chandler's decision for him. Recover time of six months means that his season is over. As most will remember, Chandler tore his left labral in 2011 while playing in China. Hopefully this will solve Chandler's hip issues and his way forward is more clear post-surgery.

It's sad to see a genuinely good guy like Chandler go through this sort of thing.


“Since his arrival in Denver in 2011, Wilson has embraced everything that has been asked of him and more,” said Nuggets President and Governor Josh Kroenke. “No one has worked harder, and to see him miss our entire season is devastating as I know how badly he wants to be on the court helping his teammates. Knowing the person behind the player and the character he has displayed during previous periods of adversity, Wilson will embrace this challenge and come back as a healthy and improved player next season. We look forward to assisting him every step of the way in his recovery.”

“While we are extremely disappointed by the news, we are confident that Wilson will be at full strength to start next season. Wilson is one of the league’s elite workers and we are going to be there for him during this entire process,” Connelly stated.

“I’m incredibly disappointed at this point, I put in so much work over the summer to make myself a better player,” said Chandler. “I was really looking forward to this year, being out there battling with my teammates, being a part of the change. I dedicated my whole summer to self-improvement and all I had on my mind this off-season and preseason was ‘this was my year, I was going to help this team win.’ So this is very frustrating and heart-breaking to say the least. I just want to say thank you to the whole organization for supporting me at a time like this.”