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Injury News: Nene twists ankle in Friday's game, Temple to sit out rest of regular season

Nene's foot and Garrett Temple's hamstring issues may be enough to limit or keep them out of playoff action next week.

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The Washington Wizards117-80 loss to the Brooklyn Nets was bad enough. But according to CSN Washington's J. Michael, there is more bad news. Nene suffered a right ankle injury, and his plantar fasciitis has returned.

If that wasn't enough, Garrett Temple also suffered an injury setback on his right hamstring earlier this week and will miss at least another two weeks. Therefore, he will miss the remainder of the regular season.

Temple is a better defensive player than most on this team, and he can be a factor on offense when his three-point shot's falling. However, the Wizards do have Otto Porter and Martell Webster to fill in the void, so losing him isn't the end of the world.

The news regarding Nene however is troubling. The Wizards can't afford to be without the Big Brazilian during the playoffs due to his presence on both ends of the floor. If they play the Chicago Bulls in the first round, he is their biggest weapon against defensive stalwart Joakim Noah. Here's to hoping that both Nene's and Temple's injuries aren't serious enough to keep them out of the playoffs completely.