Nene May Not Return by Season Opener

The Wizards’ big has been dealing with plantar fasciitis since March, and there’s still no timetable for Nene’s return to action, according to the Washington Post. Plantar fasciitis is a tricky injury, and it could bother him all season: “Nene is trying to stay optimistic but remains uncertain about when he will be able to return because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Sidelined since he aggravated the injury while representing Brazil in the London Olympics last August, Nene visited a foot specialist in Baltimore this week and received electric stimulation treatment for the nagging problem. ‘I was a little behind, than I thought,’ Nene said, when explaining the reason for the treatment. ‘It’s still inflamed. I just want to take care of it the right way. But all the exercises, I’ve been doing fine. I’ve been listening. I’ve been obedient.’ But that doesn’t mean he will be available when the Wizards open the regular season Oct. 30 in Cleveland. When asked if that remained a possibility, Nene refused to make a commitment either way. ‘I’m not going to say,’ Nene said. ‘That’s the reason I don’t say. I don’t know. I want to, but sometimes it does not go the way you want. I just want to make sure I’m healthy to help my team because if I sit down again, that’s not good.’”