May 4, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Al Harrington (7) during the first half of game one against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Al Harrington Has Knee Surgery

Al Harrington is not likely to be fit to start next season with the Denver Nuggets, as he has had surgery on his knee. The injury came after he tore his meniscus in April. This was fixed, however he then developed a staff infection which has resulted in multiple surgeries. He is hoping that the surgery he had recently will be the last one and that he will be fit to play next season. It does mean, however, that he will miss the training camps and it still remains to be seen whether he is able to begin the season. If he cannot, then coach George Karl will have to draw up some new rotations.

Last season, Harrington proved to be a key player for the Denver Nuggets. While he only started one game, he played in 64 and averaged 14.2 points and 6.1 rebounds during this time. Basketball fans, as well as those who watch it occasionally after playing on sites like, will know that this is an impressive total. There is therefore no doubt that the team would benefit greatly from Harrington’s fitness being restored and him coming back to the top of his game.

While playing for Denver, Harrington has provided the team with that all important size element, as well as floor spacing. He has also helped out a lot on the defensive end of the court, constantly having his hands in the passing lane. Having been in the game for 14 years, he is an experienced player and has been able to offer a lot of motivation to the others on his team. The Nuggets will be hoping that be recovers in time to start the next season, however if he does not then he will no doubt join them after a month or two.

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