Nuggets F Chandler out for the year with hip injury

DENVER (AP) Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo surgery on his right hip and is expected to miss the season.

Chandler suffered a labral tear during the preseason and did not play in any of Denver's first seven regular-season games. He will endure a six-month rehab process but is expected to make a full recovery.

Chandler, 28, signed a four-year, $46 million contract extension this summer.

Chandler missed the first 35 games of the 2012-13 season with a right hip injury but returned to average 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 43 games for the Nuggets.

Last season was his best since 2008-09, when he was with New York. Chandler averaged 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 78 games, the most he played since that season.

Chandler, the Knicks' first-round pick in 2007, is averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in his eight-year career.