Otto Porter is out for Game 6 of the Wizards’ series against the Raptors due to a procedure he received on his left leg. Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reported it on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
BREAKING: Otto Porter Jr. is undergoing a small procedure on his left leg today to address a build up of blood flow in the area of his contusion, the Washington Post has learned.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) April 27, 2018
He is OUT for Game 6, as well as the rest of the series if it continues.
It is unknown when Porter can return, assuming the Wizards win tonight and ultimately advance to the second round of the playoffs.
UPDATE at 4:40 p.m ET: Porter had compartment syndrome in his lower left leg, and a fasciotomy was performed. The procedure was done to prevent “permanent damage” to the leg. In short, Porter had a potentially serious injury that had to be addressed.
UPDATE at 10:15 p.m.: A source told Bullets Forever that Porter had a swollen left calf in Game 1, but was allowed to play. He was re-examined after Game 5 when his calf did not improve.
The injury Porter has is serious, but it is treatable. Thankfully, Porter was treated before it became worse.