Wizards’ Morris to miss at least 6 weeks with neck injury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards say forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback for one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams.

The Wizards announced Thursday that Morris was examined by a doctor in Dallas after dealing with neck and upper back stiffness since getting hit on the chin during a game on Dec. 16.

He will be limited to non-contact basketball activities for the next 1½ months. That would mean sitting out a minimum of 20 games.

The Wizards already are without point guard John Wall for the rest of the season and are currently missing center Dwight Howard, both because of injuries.

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Only four teams in the Eastern Conference own a worse record than Washington’s 15-23 mark.

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