Jun 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards rookie Otto Porter Jr. (left) holds up his jersey with his former Georgetown Hoyas coach, John Thompson III, during a press conference after being drafted with the third pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at Verizon Center . Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards' Otto Porter says injured hip still hurts

The Washington Wizards were hopeful that rookie forward Otto Porter would be able to play on Opening Night, though, there is growing concern that won’t be the case.

Porter, who has a strained right hip flexor has been out of action for a month since suffering the injury on September 14th and doesn’t look like he’s had much improvement.

The third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft is expected to see a doctor in the very near future and is hoping for some good news, though, knows that rest will be his biggest ally in getting back onto the court:

“Just to make sure nothing is out of whack,” Porter said. “It still hurts. I’ve got to heal. It’s not healed yet. That’s the only thing keeping me from getting out there on the court. I just got to rest and take time to heal.”

Porter, who was thought to be one of the most ‘NBA-ready’ players in the draft hasn’t really been able to do much of anything at all for the Wizards, outside of practicing his shooting in recent weeks so he’ll certainly need some time to get acclimated to the game once he is able to take the court.

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