ACL tears are becoming commonplace in the NBA, it seems. On Friday, former Chicago Bulls scoring dynamo, Nate Robinson, underwent surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee.
Robinson suffered the injury on Wednesday night in the first quarter of a game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Initially diagnosed as a knee sprain, it was determined the 5-9 guard had indeed torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and he was scheduled for immediate surgery, thus ending his season.
"It's always tough to see one of your players go down with an injury," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said. “Nate is known for his heart and determination, so I have no doubt he will work hard to get back on the court as soon as possible. He has the full support of our team and organization.”
Robinson signed with the Nuggets last summer as a free agent after a successful season with the Bulls. In 44 games, he had averages of 10.4 points and 2.5 assists per game. His injury is the latest in a long line of ACL tear by prominent NBA players including Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo, Louis Williams and Danilo Gallinari, who also plays for the Denver Nuggets.
“I’m going to come back stronger, faster [and] with more bounce then ever,” Robinson posted on his Instagram page. “#ToughTimesNeverLastToughPeopleDo & I’m a TOUGH MF #holdat”