Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. will miss the rest of the team’s first-round playoff series with the Toronto Raptors because of a leg injury.
Porter underwent a minor procedure on his left leg Friday to address swelling in the area of a bruise, the team announced. He will not play Friday night in Game 6 or Sunday in a possible Game 7.
Coach Scott Brooks said Porter suffered the injury in Game 4 and it worsened in Game 5.
“He’s probably been dealing with it for a while, but he’s been going out there and giving us everything he’s got as a teammate. And we respect and appreciate that as much as possible.”
Kelly Oubre Jr. will start in Porter’s place, and Ty Lawson and Tomas Satoransky will see more minutes, especially when the Raptors go with a smaller lineup.
“Do I want to lead a team again? Absolutely,” Foles told reporters. “But am I trying to run away and do that right now? Well if it presents itself and that works out, then fine, I’ll live in that moment. But at the same time, I’m so grateful to be a part of this organization.”
Foles said he wasn’t worried about trade rumors as it’s not worth worrying about something he can’t control. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said at last month’s owners meetings that Foles won’t be traded.
Foles agreed to the restructured contract last week, a deal that includes a $2 million signing bonus, incentives if he starts and hits certain benchmarks, and a mutual option for 2019. Foles was in the final year of his contract and was scheduled to make a base salary of $4 million this season.
“It was sort of a mutual thing,” Foles told reporters. “We had been talking about it, just because of the situation we’re in. The contract, if you really analyze it, it’s really a good, good contract. It benefits me; it also benefits the team, as well. They have an option on me. We were able to basically create something that protected me and protected the team because it is a unique situation we’re in now.”