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Wizards news: Markieff Morris will miss a month after sports hernia surgery

Markieff Morris

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris is slated to miss one month after he undergoes sports hernia surgery on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morris will miss likely all of training camp and the preseason, including the first few games of the regular season — making a November comeback more likely as he gets back into basketball shape.

The Wizards have a mix of Jason Smith, Mike Scott and Chris McCullough at the power forward position, giving ample possibilities to replace him until he’s back in good health.

Morris underwent this same surgery in the offseason of his junior year at Kansas, missing the preseason, but coming back to have his best year and consequently declare for the 2011 NBA Draft.

In addition to this injury, Morris and his twin Marcus are facing a trial, stemming from aggravated assault charges dating back to 2015.

The 28-year-old played through a severe ankle injury in the postseason, losing out in a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Morris averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season as the starting power forward.