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Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez diagnosed with mono

Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez diagnosed with mono
Published On: Tue, Oct 24
Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Malik Beasley (Florida State) is interviewed after being selected as the number nineteen overall pick to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets reserve forward Juancho Hernangomez has been diagnosed with mononucleosis, the team announced Tuesday.

Hernangomez, a second-year player out of Spain, was officially ruled out of Mondays loss to the Wizards with an undisclosed illness and did not travel with the team for Wednesdays contest at Charlotte. Symptoms for mono, which include fatigue, sore throat and fever, typically last four-to-six weeks.

This helps explain Hernangomezs slow start to the season. He had had played in 13 total minutes over Denvers first two games and did not record a stat. After the Nuggets season-opening loss at Utah last week, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Hernangomez needed to get it going.

Right now, he doesnt have that same energy and zap that he had last year, said Malone, adding Hernangomez had a grueling offseason while playing for the Nuggets in summer league and for Spain in EuroBasket.

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