While the Wizards continue to figure out how to carry on without him Emeka Okafor is rehabilitating and recovering under the supervision of a cervical spine specialist in New York.
Out indefinitely with a herniated disk in his neck Okafor participated in Wizards media day festivities and the team dinner in Virginia later that evening. But the veteran big man returned to New York – where he also maintains his offseason home with his wife and newborn daughter – before the team started practicing at George Mason.
“It’s just one of the consequences of being injured. You just kind of in the back burner just chilling” Okafor said during media day. “As a competitor you want to be out there with your teammates just going through it. When you can’t it’s not fun. But I’m going to be working to get back ASAP.”
Jan Vesely appears set to be the first player to replace Okafor in the starting lineup alongside Nene but Kevin Seraphin will also get ample opportunities. Trevor Booker has gradually...