Recurring knee injury keeps Seraphin out vs. Magic

Recurring knee injury keeps Seraphin out vs. Magic
February 25, 2014, 12:30 pm
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J. Michael discusses what Nene's injury means for the Wiz

Washington Wizards power forward Kevin Seraphin (13) celebrates with Wizards center Nene (42) after the Wizards' first win of the season against the Portland Trail Blazers at Verizon Center.

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The loss of Nene to a left knee ligament strain just got more complicated for the Wizards, who also won't have backup Kevin Seraphin because of a right knee problem for Tuesday's game vs. the Orlando Magic at Verizon Center. 

Seraphin has been bothered by swelling in his knee and already has missed time this season because of it. As reported Monday by CSN Washington, signing another big man, likely Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract, is more about Seraphin's knee issue than what happened to Nene on Sunday when he went down in a game at the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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This means Al Harrington, who recently returned from surgery on his right knee, will log more minutes. Harrington, however, who has only played a total of eight in two games since last playing Nov. 12. He struggled with is conditioning in Cleveland.

"What I'm going to do is play spurts," Harrington said. "Three, four, five minutes, ask to sit down and go back in until I can get in better shape."

Chris Singleton, who only has appeared in 14 games, moves up in the rotation as well. 

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