After missing over a month due to a right calf injury, Drew Gooden III returned to the court for last Friday's game against the Orlando Magic. The Wizards were very excited about that as you can see below:
Welcome back to the court, @DrewGooden III! #WizMagic pic.twitter.com/aaTyolMRMr— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 2, 2016
Unfortunately, Gooden only played four minutes before he aggravated that injury:
Wittman said Gooden’s calf tightened and they didn’t want to risk it. Also said this was Oubre’s best defensive game as a pro.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) January 2, 2016
Gooden had an MRI performed on Saturday. According to Mac Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the diagnosis is that he suffered a strain and a slight tear:
Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden's MRI revealed a strain and a slight tear in his calf, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 2, 2016
This news is unfortunate because Gooden literally was sidelined in his first game after missing an extended period of time. Hopefully, he'll be ready to go in the latter half of the season, but the Wizards can certainly use some more post depth than they do right now.