Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 3/21/14
Washington Wizards' power forward Marcin Gortat had missed last night's game with an injury that appeared to happen during warm-ups. After the game, Gortat's pain was noticeable in the locker room as he got dressed. According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Gortat says he's been having back issues for the past week.“I had a little problem in the past week, six-seven days,” Gortat said. “At some point, I blew up. I didn’t take care of my body the right way and I should, I guess, I just focus on different areas and this area was the most important thing for me. Unfortunately, it happened.”He felt the final blow that had him miss the game after stretching to complete a dunk during warm-ups. At that time, he felt a jolt in his back and it was too much to bear for a game.But despite how dangerous back injuries can become, Gortat was confident that he would return soon. Confident enough that he called his injury "no big deal". Whether that is true remains to be seen.The Wizards cur...
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