Press release from the Wizards regarding Nene’s injury in Sunday night’s game against Cleveland.
Wizards forward/center Nene underwent an MRI exam today that revealed an MCL sprain in his left knee. The injury occurred in the third quarter of last night’s 96-83 win at Cleveland. He will miss approximately six weeks.
Nene has appeared in 49 games for Washington this season, averaging 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.24 steals in 30.1 minutes.
Just when the Wizards win three in a row and finally look like they were gaining momentum toward a serious playoff push, they lose their most valuable big man for the bulk of the rest of the season.