Wizards forward Markieff Morris out six weeks with injury
January 3, 2019
Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will be out of action until mid February.
Morris has continued to experience neck and upper back stiffness following a hit to the chin during the December 16 Wizards game against the Lakers. He also suffered a reaggravation of the injury on December 26 in a game against the Pistons.
Morris was examined yesterday in a Dallas, Texas clinic and has been diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia. He can participate in non-contact basketball activities for the next six weeks, and will then hopefully be cleared to return to full basketball activities.
The Wizards are having a rough season. At 15-23 they have the 11th best record in the Eastern conference. Center Dwight Howard, a new addition to the team this past offseason, remains out and has barely played so far this season, while point guard John Wall will miss the remainder of the season. Now they'll be without Morris for a while, which puts even more pressure on shooting guard Bradley Beal to carry the scoring load.
Morris has averaged 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 34 games (15 starts).