With nothing to play for in the standings besides the goal of 50 wins, the Wizards may have suffered a tough turn of luck on Monday night as backup center Ian Mahinmi left the game in the fourth quarter with a calf strain.
Mahinmi was out on the perimeter contesting a shot when he came down awkwardly. Mahinmi immediately grabbed his left leg and limped off the court and into the locker room.
Here is the play:
Ian Mahinmi went to the locker room after appearing to hurt his leg on this play [Via TNT]: pic.twitter.com/LyV2oLvll5— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) April 11, 2017
That is not a good sight, especially considering it's Mahinmi who has missed 50 games this season due to knee injuries. He first suffered a partially torn left meniscus during a preseason game at the Sixers. Then he had right knee tendinitis after playing one game against the Spurs on Nov. 26. In December he had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on both knees and didn't come back until Feb. 8.
Certainly the Wizards will hope this isn't another big setback for the guy they signed to a four-year, $64 million contract in free agency this past summer.
Right now, it sounds minor according to Scott Brooks, who told reporters it was a calf strain. But there were also these updates from Wizards Insider J. Michael: