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Chris Haynes, Blazers Insider for Comcast SportsNet Northwest, tweeted the following on Hickson's status.
Nuggets F JJ Hickson anticipates return date to NBA action falls in January after he recovers from ACL tear, a league source tells @CSNNW.Hickson had surgery at the end of March to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. The injury occurred early in the fourth quarter of a blowout loss to the Mavericks on March 22, when he went down along the baseline. Hickson was having a very solid season, averaging 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 17, 2014
Hickson is a six-year NBA veteran out of North Carolina State. He has played for the Cavaliers, Trail Blazers, Kings and Nuggets. He averaged a career high 13.8 points per game in 2010-2011 and a career high 10.4 rebounds per game last season with the Trail Blazers. Hickson has career averages of 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 426 games.
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