Nene injury will cause him to miss 6 weeks, according to report

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

That'll still keep him out for the majority of the regular season.

After initial concerns that Nene had a torn ligament in his knee, the news of the diagnosis is a little less serious. The good news? No torn ligament. The bad news: Nene's still going to be out for a while.

Via the dean of NBA reporting:

The Wizards later announced that Nene will miss "approximately six weeks." Michael Lee reported the same.

This means Nene is likely to miss almost all of the rest of the regular season. At best, he'd be back by early- to mid-April and will play in the postseason should the Wizards get there.

We're not out of the woods by any means here. The Wizards are 7-34 without Nene since trading for him in 2012, and they are just five games up on ninth-place Detroit for a playoff spot. Even if they make it, avoiding the No. 7 or No. 8 seed will be a challenge.

Time to step up, Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker and Al Harrington.

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