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Reserve forward placed on injured list

DENVER - The Denver Nuggets will be without one their
top reserves for at least the next five games after placing
forward Nene on the injured list Monday with a left knee sprain.

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The move comes one day after Nene was injured while going for a
rebound in the second quarter of Sunday's 94-79 loss at New
Jersey.

Nene started Sunday's game at center in place of Marcus Camby,
who missed the contest with a hip injury.

In 37 games with nine starts this season, Nene is averaging 9.7
points and 5.9 rebounds.

The seventh overall pick in 2002, Nene has career averages of
10.9 points and 6.3 rebounds in 194 games.