With the playoffs right around the corner, the Washington Wizards got some bad news during Thursday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. Forward Otto Porter Jr. left the game with an ankle injury.
The injury did not look good.
Otto Porter is down and in pain after this play where it appeared he injured his right ankle. Let's hope for the best. pic.twitter.com/VNSZA3GEwL
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) March 30, 2018
He eventually left the floor, putting no weight on the injured ankle as he did.
The Wizards later announced that Porter had sprained his ankle and was unlikely to return to the game.
Injury Update: Otto Porter Jr. (sprained right ankle) doubtful to return tonight #WizPistons
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 30, 2018
The Wizards have all but locked up a spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. A long-term injury to Porter would certainly be detrimental to their chances in the postseason.
Entering Thursday’s game, Porter was averaging 14.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals a game for Washington.