Wizards center Mahinmi out for six more weeks
Backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss approximately six more weeks after receiving platelet-rich plasma injections in both knees, the team announced Tuesday.
Mahinmi was paid $64 million in the offseason and has played just 14 minutes so far. He had surgery to repair a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 14. During the recovery process, Mahinmi aggravated patellar tendinitis in his right knee and sustained a bone bruise in his left knee, according to the team.
The PRP injections will be administered at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The injections are designed to expedite healing by using a specific portion of a person’s blood with a higher platelet concentration that is separated out by a centrifuge. The practice has become common in athletics.