KUSA - Nuggets center JaVale McGee will miss the remainder of the season after he underwent surgery Thursday morning to repair a stress fracture in his left tibia, the team announced.

McGee has been sidelined since early November but the extent of the injury was only just revealed to need surgery recently. He averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in just five games this season.

"While it's disappointing that we won't have JaVale back on the court this season, we're happy that he can move forward in his recovery," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said in a press release.

McGee is in his second year of a four-year, $44 million contract with Denver.

Injuries have piled up the Nuggets this season. Forward Danilo Galinari was unable to play the entire year due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament, guard Nate Robinson also tore his ACL this year and Ty Lawson is currently missing some time due to a fractured rib.

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