Wizards Nene injury not as bad as first feared

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The in-form Washington Wizards have been given some great news today regarding the fitness of Nene after it was revealed he won't be out for the rest of the season.

On Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Brazilian went down with what was thought to be a serious knee injury at the time.

That followed reports this morning that questioned whether or not Nene would play again this season, but thankfully for the Wizards the crisis has been averted.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo reported on Twitter earlier saying, "After initial fears of a season-ending knee injury, Washington center Nene has suffered only a sprained left MCL, league source tells Yahoo."

One of the reasons for the Wizards upsurge in form this season has been the play of their big man Nene, and his big-game performances have inspired other players on the Washington side.

Fans and the coaching staff can now find relief in the news that Nene will be only out for 'four to six weeks', according to Yahoo, which is much better than first feared.

That period of time out will still be a blow to Washington though as he has been averaging career highs in points and rebounds this season with 14.2 and 5.8 per game respectively.

The Wizards currently stand at a record of 28-28, which has them currently in the fifth seed spot in the Eastern Conference.

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