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Wittman: I Don’t Know Who Porter Is … I Don’t Think His Injury is More Serious

by Chris Lingebach
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Washington Wizards 2013 Draft Pick Otto Porter (3rd) answers questions during a press conference at the Verizon Center on June 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Washington Wizards 2013 Draft Pick Otto Porter (3rd) answers questions during a press conference at the Verizon Center on June 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - With the Wizards just a day out from tipping off the 2013-14 season in Detroit, no update has been offered on the injury status of rookie Otto Porter, Jr.

Porter, who participated in summer league, went down with a hip flexor in practice on Sept. 14 and has been listed day-to-day ever since.

The most recent update came on Oct. 19, with Porter telling Michael Lee “it still hurts” and “it’s not healed yet.”

Porter sought further consultation on his mysterious hip flexor strain that won’t get unstrained, going in for an MRI on Monday, according to CSN Washington.

“I don’t know who he is and have not had a chance to coach him yet,” head coach Randy Wittman told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Tuesday. “He’s not been able to step on the floor one day yet.”

“When do you expect him back?” he was asked.

“Well I’d like to know that too,” Wittman said. “If you guys have any inside information on that, let me know.”

“Is it something that’s more serious than you guys originally thought?” he was asked.

“No, I don’t think so,” Wittman said. “I mean it’s a lingering thing, a hip flexor thing is, you know, it’s just something, it takes time. He’s frustrated with it. We just gotta be patient and let this thing heal so it’s not a thing that lingers throughout the season. It’s disappointing, but I know he’s disappointed so we just have to be patient with that, and hopefully hear soon and we can get him out on the floor.”

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