Since being labeled “day-to-day” after falling in a voluntary practice nearly a month and a half ago, the Wizards haven’t really gotten much of an update regarding Otto Porter’s injury. He missed the vast majority of summer league due to injury, and now he’s missed the entire training camp and preseason. Luckily for the Wizards, Porter may have finally started recovering from that freak accident which occurred on September 14th:
Progress on the Otto Porter front. Did "some shooting and conditioning up and down the floor," Wittman said. Still no live action. #Wizards
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) October 25, 2013
Unlike some of the other teams which picked in the NBA lottery, the Wizards won’t really rely on Porter this season since they have two capable forwards in Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster. Porter wasn’t expected to start, but it is pretty concerning that he’s been out for quite some time. He was supposed to get reevaluated by a doctor this week, but to my knowledge, nothing new has been reported on his condition. Porter struggled mightily in summer league, and it won’t get any easier now that’s he’s missed significant developmental time before entering his rookie season.
Nonetheless, I guess this could be considered a positive update on Porter. Washington will start their regular season on October 30th against the Detroit Pistons, and I’ll be interested to see if Porter starts any live activity with the team before the season begins.