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Wizards’ Okafor Out Indefinitely With Neck Injury

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On September 18, 2013 @ 3:20 PM In NBA | No Comments

Ugh. Just, ugh.

Wizards_Okafor_2013 [1] Okafor had been working out at the Wizards facilities, had a pain in his neck, so the doctors did an MRI and found this.

“I have worked hard over the summer and was looking forward to the start of training camp next week, so this is a disappointing and frustrating situation for me,” said Okafor in a statement released by the team confirming the injury. “But I have confidence that my teammates and coaches will be able to continue to take steps towards our goal of making the playoffs and that I will be able to do my part to help them once I return.”

And he does plan to return, according to multiple reports (surgery is not expected to be needed). Okafor is set to make $14.5 million this season in the final year of his contract. Last season Okafor averaged 9.7 points and 8.8 rebounds a game in the paint and played solid ball for the Wizards.

Source: Kurt Helin NBC Sports Pro Basketball Talk [2]


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