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Wizards fear Nene injury could be a season-ender, according to report

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The MRI results are not officially back, but early indications are not good.

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We won't know the exact details about Nene's left knee injury until the MRI results are released later Monday, but early indications are not good. Michael Lee of the Washington Post cites sources in the organization that are worried it could be bad enough to end Nene's season.

There is a fear among some members of the Washington Wizards that Nene is done for the season with a torn ligament in his left knee, although the team won't know for certain until the Brazilian big man meets with team doctors and has an MRI exam on Monday. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, "It doesn't look good."

Lee also reports that Nene "needed a wheelchair" to board the team plane.

It's impossible to know until the results come out, so "fears" aren't anything close to definitive. But they give you an idea of the team's mood, and more often than not, they manifest themselves into reality, especially with non-contact injuries.

It's not exactly clear when Nene was hurt, but he limped down the court midway through the third quarter against the Cavaliers on Sunday night, then went down to the ground following a Spencer Hawes drive in his general area. If he is out for an extended period of time, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin and Al Harrington will need to step up.