Washington Wizards center Nene has an MCL sprain in his left knee. The team announced Monday that the big man will miss roughly the next six weeks. From the press release:

Wizards forward/center Nene underwent an MRI exam (Monday) that revealed an MCL sprain in his left knee. The injury occurred in the third quarter of last night’s 96-83 win at Cleveland. He will miss approximately six weeks.

Nene has appeared in 49 games for Washington this season, averaging 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.24 steals in 30.1 minutes.