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Markieff Morris expected to miss training camp due to surgery on sports hernia

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Wizards training camp begins next week, but they will start without one of their key players.

Markieff Morris will have sports hernia surgery on Friday, according to a report by Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. Morris began experiencing sports hernia symptoms earlier this summer after informal workouts in Las Vegas in July and continuing them later on in Washington.

This is also not Morris’ first time having a hernia. In 2010, Morris also had hernia surgery before his junior season at Kansas. Though he missed the Jayhawks’ preseason activities, Morris played the entire season where he scored 13.6 points and grabbed 8.3 rebounds a game en route to an Elite Eight appearance in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Losing Morris is tough because he was a starter and had a good season during the Wizards’ 2016-17 campaign, especially during January. Here’s hoping that Keef gets well soon before the regular season and that there are no further complications from his injury.