Beginning today, Nuggets F Nenê will take an  indefinite leave of absence from the team to tend to a personal medical  issue.
 “I’m very upset that I have to put a little delay  on being with the team to take care of my health,” said Nenê. “It is hard to go through when things  seem to be going so well. I thank God that he showed me this issue so I can take  care of it. I want to get back on  the court as soon as possible to help my teammates. My family and I ask that you respect our  privacy during this time.”
 “Our thoughts and prayers are with Nenê and his  family,” said Nuggets Head Coach George Karl. “Our main focus is to support him  as a family and as teammates.”
 The Nuggets organization will continue to  support Nene’s wishes and respect his privacy. The team will provide further  information when it becomes available.
 Nenê, 6-11, 260, is in his sixth season with the  Nuggets.