The Washington Wizards were hoping Ian Mahinmi would be the front line help they needed when they signed him to a 4-year, $64 million deal this offseason. Unfortunately, Mahinmi missed the first part of the season for Washington and has played in just one game. Now, it looks as though the Wizards will be out him until 2017.
As reported by multiple media outlets, the Wizards released in a statement on Tuesday that Mahinmi will be out for at least six weeks as he undergoes PRP injections on both knees.
PRP is a platelet-rich plasma injection that helps aid the healing of soft tissue.
It’s a serious blow for the Wizards, who are 6-4 in December but have the 22nd-ranked defense in terms of efficiency according to Basketball-Reference.com.