Nuggets' McDyess to undergo surgery Friday
McDyess has not practiced since last Thursday because of patella tendinitis in his left knee. An MRI showed he has a partial tear of his patella tendon and a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament.
McDyess, an All-Star forward who averaged 20.8 points and 12.1 rebounds last season, missed 10 games late in the season with a partially dislocated left kneecap. He spent much of the offseason trying to rehabilitate the injury.
The 6-foot-9 forward, a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic team, made his first All-Star appearance last season.
The Nuggets did not estimate how long he would be out, but McDyess said this week that surgery could keep him out for three months.