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Emeka Okafor will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a herniated C4 cervical disc.
“I have worked hard over the summer and was looking forward to the start of training camp next week, so this is a disappointing and frustrating situation for me,” Okafor said in a statement. “But I have confidence that my teammates and coaches will be able to continue to take steps towards our goal of making the playoffs and that I will be able to do my part to help them once I return.”
After consulting with several specialists and the team doctors, Okafor will begin rehabilitation to reduce the inflammation and correct the injury. The herniated disc was originally revealed through an MRI after Okafor experienced discomfort in his neck.
“Emeka’s professionalism and dedication to taking care of his body are among the best I have ever seen during my time in this league as a player, coach and executive and I know that he will be diligent in his efforts to return to the court as s...
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The Washington Wizards announced yesterday that center Emeka Okafor is out indefinitely due to a neck injury. A recent MRI diagnosed the ailment as a herniated cervical disc in Okafor's neck, and it's unclear how long the injury will sideline the Wizards' center, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington.Okafor described the injury and why he's optimistic despite...
The injury bug continues to plague the Washington Wizards. Last year, Washington dealt with a plethora of injuries to key members of the team.
This is a new year and Washington has playoff aspirations, but those expectations have been hindered by yet again another injury to their center Okafor, according to Ken Berg of CBS Sports.
Wizards center Emeka Okafor has been diagnosed with...
Wizards center Emeka Okafor is out indefinitely with a herniated disc, and Washington forward Chris Singleton will be sidelined approximately six to eight weeks with a broken bone in his left foot.
The Wizards said Wednesday that Okafor's injury was diagnosed by an MRI after he experienced discomfort in his neck. The team said Okafor will begin rehabilitation to reduce inflammation...
According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Wizards center, Emeka Okafor, is out indefinitely with a herniated disc.
The 9-year NBA veteran averaged 9.7 points and 8.8 rebounds in 26 minutes per game for Washington last season.