July 30, 2012 Plantar Fasciitis AKA Nene’s Nemesis
According to an Olympic blog report by Rick Maese of the Washington Post it appears as if the injury that sidelined Wizards PF/C Nene during the end of the 2011-2012 regular season has reared its ugly head again.
“Nene walked with a slight
limp after the game. The
plantar fasciitis that bothered
him at times last season has
flared up, he said.
“When the ball goes up, I
forget about that, though,”
After Brazil’s opening round win against Australia Nene made those comments. This would explain more why Nene was coming off the bench for the Brazilian national team thus far. While it is admirable that Nene is not letting the nagging injury effect his efforts to represent his country it is the last thing Wizards fans want to hear.
With the acquisitions of Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza the Wizards had finally assembled a front court they were confident could compete. This particular re-occurrence shouldn’t be anything that effects Nene long term but it would be nice for him to be as close to 100% as possible come training camp.