Gary Neal Injury: Updates on Wizards SG's Leg and Return

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Washington Wizards guard Gary Neal is experiencing a nagging leg injury and has been out since Feb. 9. It is unclear when he will return to the lineup.

Continue for updates.


Neal Out vs. Pacers

Saturday, March 5

The Wizards announced Neal will not play on Saturday against Indiana.


Neal Unable to Shake Leg Injury

The injury is one that has been bothering Neal for some time. He missed a Jan. 28 game against the Denver Nuggets then returned in a limited capacity for the next five contests, averaging just 14 minutes, well below his season average of 20.2 minutes. 

In his first season with the Wizards, the sixth-year veteran has been one of the team’s top options off the bench and is shooting a career-best 46.5 percent from the field. 

Because the Wizards have depth at the point with All-Star John Wall and Ramon Sessions, they're wisely being cautious with the guard’s recovery.