It looks like the Wizards are going to have to wait even longer before they can see their top free agent signing play significant time. The team announced Tuesday that he will miss more time. Here’s the official announcement from the team:
Wizards center Ian Mahinmi will undergo PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment on both knees following consultation with Dr. James Andrews and Wizards Head Team Physician Wiemi Douoguih. He is expected to miss approximately six weeks.
Mahinmi underwent surgery to repair a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 14. During the rehabilitation process, he aggravated patellar tendinitis in his right knee and sustained a bone bruise to his left knee. The PRP treatment will be administered at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Pensacola, FL.
If Mahinmi makes it back exactly six weeks from Tuesday’s announcement, his first game back would be January 31 against the New York Knicks. The game against the Knicks will be the Wizards’ 48th of the season.
You know what comes up later that week? Groundhog Day.