Nuggets' Nene out for season with knee injury

Updated: November 3, 2005, 1:21 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Nene came into the season not only as a power forward on the verge of a breakout year, but also as one of Denver's most valuable commodities on the trade market.

One game into the season, he is no longer either of those.

The Nuggets forward tore up his right knee in the season opener on Tuesday. After an exam Wednesday, the Nuggets said he would most likely miss the entire season.

"I'm sad," Nene said. "In the first game of the season. You are so excited to play, ...

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