Nene, of the Denver Nuggets, posted today on his website that the testicular tumor removed from his body earlier in the week was benign. That post was later removed and it sounds like the information his rep’s had was incomplete. George Karl, the coach of the Nuggets, refused to say much about the situation. Karl has had his run-ins with cancer over the last few years and said that he would hold his comments until he has a complete diagnosis.
Marcus Camby, a teammate of Nene, reminded the press that “basketball is secondary” right now and even with the benign tumor, they still expect Nene to be out for quite some time.
The tumor was supposed to have been found at an early stage.