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NBA - Wizards center Mahinmi undergoes left knee surgery

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks blocks Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Washington Wizards in the first half of the preseason game at Madison Square Garden on October 10, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks blocks Ian Mahinmi #28 of the Washington Wizards in the first half of the preseason game at Madison Square Garden on October 10, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Michael Reaves)

- Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi of France was expected to miss between four and six weeks after undergoing left knee surgery, the NBA club announced. The 29-year-old Frenchman suffered a partially torn medial meniscus in the knee in a 100-79 pre-season home victory Thursday over Philadelphia. The Wizards said Mahinmi underwent successful surgery to repair the injury but was expected to miss about four to six weeks -- keeping the reserve center benched for the first month of the NBA campaign. Mahinmi had signed a four-year deal worth $64 million with the Wizards in July. "It's unfortunate when any guy gets hurt, but that's part of the game," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.


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