DENVER -- Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has a torn ligament in his right knee, general manager Tim Connelly said Saturday.
A date for surgery to repair the ACL hasn't been set.
Hickson was injured early in the fourth quarter of Denver's 122-106 loss at Dallas on Friday night.
The 25-year-old Hickson went down along the baseline, got up and went straight to the locker room with 8:10 remaining in the game. Hickson was leading the Nuggets with 18 points and eight rebounds.
Hickson joined the Nuggets as a free agent last summer. He averaged 11.8 points and a team-best 9.2 rebounds in 69 games. He also posted a team-best 26 double-doubles.