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Wizards’ Otto Porter to have MRI on hip injury that caused him to miss preseason

Otto Porter

Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter poses for a photograph during NBA basketball media day at the Verizon Center in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


Otto Porter may be the small forward of the future in Washington, but he is still not be the small forward of right now.

He has missed all of training camp and the preseason with a hip flexor injury that now team doctors will do an MRI on, reports J. Michael at

While reports are he has been close to returning, he’s only worked out with trainers and not the team. He can’t seem to get over the hump, so they are going to take a closer look. For the rookie’s sake let’s hope it is nothing.

Trevor Ariza will get the bulk of the minutes at the small forward spot in Washington for now, with Glen Rice Jr. trying to earn some backup minutes.