Kelly Oubre will get platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee that will keep him out of basketball activities for at least two weeks, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Oubre revealed during Tuesday’s end of season interviews that he underwent an MRI last week on his knee, but asked the team not to disclose the results until after playoffs ended.
The knee pain has affected Oubre for some time. He sat out a practice after Game 1 of the Wizards’ series with the Hawks with knee pain and said at the time the issue had been lingering from the regular season. Perhaps the knee pain could help explain some of Oubre’s struggles in the playoffs, including why he couldn’t get any meaningful playing time in the Wizards’ Game 7 loss on Monday night.
This isn’t the first time a Wizard has received a PRP treatment this season. Ian Mahinmi got a PRP treatment back in December that kept him out for over seven weeks. However it’s worth noting Mahinmi’s recovery time was longer because the treatment was done on both knees.
Of course, Oubre shouldn’t be in any rush to get back on the floor now that the season is over. Let’s hope he takes all the time he needs to heal up and doesn’t need any other treatment to address whatever is at the root of his knee pain.