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Otto Porter injury: Wizards rookie might play Friday

Wizards rookie forward Otto Porter is almost ready to make his NBA debut.

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Rookie forward Otto Porter might be in the lineup for the Washington Wizards when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, via J. Michael of CSN Washington:

Today the Wizards are off, but rest assured players will be at Verizon Center to get up shots and treatment to heal their sore muscles. While Bradley Beal and Al Harrington are still out, rookie Otto Porter is on the cusp of getting his first game action vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Porter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, suffered a strained right hip flexor in mid-September, playing in a pickup game. That put him out of commission for longer than expected; he practiced with the team for the first time last Monday. Porter has been working his way back into game shape and up until now there was no mention of a timetable for his return.

The Wizards do not have a game until Friday, which is fortunate for Porter, who needs as much practice time as he can get after missing training camp. Washington has won seven of its last nine games.

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