The Washington Wizards suffered a huge injury earlier this year when John Wall needed surgery on his knee. The good news is that the explosive point guard has been practicing and is expected to be back soon, but the bad news is that when he makes his return, it might not be to a team that is at full strength.
During Thursday night’s game between the Wizards and the Pistons, Washington forward Otto Porter went down with an apparent leg injury during the game’s third quarter. Porter was down and holding his right ankle, which he looked to roll while defending Stanley Johnson.
These things can be minor, but Porter’s injury appeared to be more serious, as he was helped off the floor by his teammates without putting any weight on his leg.
Porter was brought to the back and examined, and the Wizards eventually announced that he was doubtful to return after suffering an ankle sprain. In a bit of good news, x-rays on his ankle were negative.
Porter has been a reliable option for Washington this season, as he’s averaging a career-high 14.7 points and 6.5 points per game. He’s also connecting on 43.4 percent of his attempts from behind the arc. There is no word on whether Porter’s injury is expected to hold him out for an extended period of time.