Wizards cen­ter Mahinmi out for six more weeks

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

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.

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