Denver Nuggets wagering chance...
Denver Nuggets used to be extr...
The Denver Nuggets winning its...
Denver Nuggets ought to dump W...
Nuggets 123, Warriors 118, OT...
Clippers 104, Bulls 97...
Nuggets-Warriors, Box...
Presented By: 2010-01-21...
Clippers-Nuggets Preview 2010-...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
Taurean Green to sign in Spain...
Nuggets re-sign J.R. Smith...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Melo not happy Nuggets gave Ca...
Heat sign Yakhouba Diawara...
September 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
 
 
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » 'Melo cleared to return for Nuggets on Friday


'Melo cleared to return for Nuggets on Friday


'Melo cleared to return for Nuggets on Friday
DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony still has a tiny fracture in a bone in his right hand.

However, it's nothing that a little white athletic tape can't remedy.

The Denver forward has been cleared by his doctor to play Friday night against Charlotte, provided he tapes up his two middle fingers to protect the healing hand.

"No tape, no play," Anthony said after a strenuous workout on the court Thursday that lasted around an hour. "That was (the doctor's) quote. Got to listen to that."

Anthony was injured on Jan. 5 when Indiana center Jeff Foster swatted at the ball, catching a good chunk of Anthony's shooting hand. Anthony played through the second half despite numbness.

Afterward, he found out the hand had a fracture and he'd be out around four weeks.

Turns out, he's a fast healer.

"The doc didn't know how well my hand was going to heal," Anthony said. "Today, he was surprised at how well it healed. I healed faster than I thought, faster than he thought."

He was hoping for even more good news Thursday night, but it didn't arrive as Anthony wasn't among the players selected as a Western Conference reserve.

Instead, teammate Chauncey Billups made the squad, his fourth straight All-Star appearance.

"The only reason why is because of the injury," Billups said of Anthony's exclusion. "It's just an unfortunate situation."

Anthony realizes the hand is now an open invitation for even more swipes from opposing players.

Not that he's concerned.

"There's nothing I can do to prevent it but sit out," he said.

Hardly an option. Anthony is sick of sitting on the sideline. He's already missed 10 games because of the fractured hand, the team going 6-4 in his absence.

"I'm so excited to have him back," Billups said. "We need him desperately right now."

Must-read:

  • Rosen: Magic aren't going to disappear

Must-see:

  • Obama: I'm rooting for Steelers
  • Hill: NBA All-Star snubs
View more videos >>

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: January 30, 2009

 

 
Copyright © Nuggetsclub.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.