Monday , Feb , 14 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Nene placed on the injured list

Denver, CO (Sports Network) – The Denver Nuggets placed forward Nene on
the injured list on Monday with a left knee sprain.

The 22-year old former first round pick was injured in the second quarter of
his team’s 94-79 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Sunday when he landed
awkwardly on Vince Carter’s foot.

Nene, who started last night’s tilt due to a hip injury to oft-injured Marcus
Camby, has averaged 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds in 37 games this season for
the Nuggets.

For his career, the Brazilian native has averaged 10.9 points and 6.3 rebounds
in three seasons, all with the Nuggets.