Nuggets’ Fernandez has back surgery, may return for playoffs
DENVER — Denver Nuggets guard Rudy Fernandez has undergone what the team termed effective back surgery on Thursday.
The operation was performed by Dr. Sanjay Jantana.
Fernandez is anticipated to miss the remainder of the typical season but may be back for the playoffs.
He missed a dozen video games with a reduce back strain, which flared up against Dallas on March 19, prompting more evaluation.
Fernandez was acquired by the Nuggets along with Corey Brewer in exchange for a future second-round draft select last December. He averaged eight.six points, two.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.03 steals in 31 video games for Denver.