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Nate Robinson diagnosed with sprained ACL, recovery time unknown

naterob Nate Robinson is the latest in a long line of Denver Nuggets lost to injury this season. (Garrett Ellwood/Getty)

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson started in the place of the injured Ty Lawson Wednesday, but Robinson didn't get to make the most of the opportunity. He sprained his knee six minutes into the first quarter, and did not return to the game.

The Nuggets announced Thursday that Robinson was diagnosed with a sprained Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Robinson will be re-evaluated Friday to determine a course of treatment.

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The 5'9" Robinson has provided needed scoring punch for the Nuggets off the bench. He's averaging 10.4 points and 2.5 assists in 19.7 minutes per game. His shooting numbers are down a bit, and he's shooting 37.7% from deep, after shooting a career-high 40.5% from three-point range last year with Chicago.