Just as things appeared to be looking up for the Washington Wizards injury-wise, we get this news.
John Wall is slated to come back to an NBA floor sometime soon for the Wizards, but he might have to do it without Otto Porter Jr. During Washington’s game against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, Porter Jr. twisted his ankle and had to be helped off the floor.
The play came in the third quarter as Porter Jr. defended a baseline drive from Detroit’s Stanley Johnson. Porter Jr. appeared to turn his ankle, then Johnson stepped on it.
The good news is x-rays came back negative for Porter Jr. and he’s been diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain. That can still be nagging, but at least something more serious hasn’t derailed the Wizards’ hopes so close to the playoffs.
Detroit beat Washington, 103-92, and the Wizards remain in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.