Marcin Gortat Injures Back Dunking In Warmups

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat was a late scratch from the lineup on Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers after hurting his back dunking during pregame warmups.

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From The Post:

Gortat wasn’t feeling soreness in his back before the game and thought he would get it loose during his pregame warm-ups. But he made it worse when he stretched out for dunk and felt a jolt in his back.

“I pulled all the way to the end and I couldn’t move it, so, I had kind of had like a block in my back, I guess a back spasm,” Gortat said. “I’ll be back. It’s not a big deal. Just got to get a few exercises. Get a few treatments and I’ll be back.” 

Without Gortat, who missed his first game of the season, Washington fell 116-103 to Portland.

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