After getting an MRI on his left calf, Nene returned to practice Tuesday but the extent of his availability for the Wizards' game at the Philadelphia 76ers still isn't clear.
Wednesday's game at Wells Fargo Center tips on CSN at 7 p.m. ET.
"I was smart to take the break because if I didn't stop I could ruin my Achilles," Nene said of the strain that he incurred Oct. 30 in the season-opener in Detroit. "I improved a lot on the injury but it's still (sore) a little bit. The good thing is I was able to practice.
"The speed and the explosion is not there. I'm going to try, see how things are going. If I feel something sharp, I need to stop. That's what the doctor said yesterday."
Nene came down awkwardly on his left leg after a shot attempt but continued to play in that 113-102 loss to the Pistons. Although the Wizards had just traded for center Marcin Gortat, he didn't start in that game. Nene, who makes no secret that he d...