Antawn Jamison on Thursday had another MRI done on his right shoulder, and said that the results showed no further damage than what was believed the day after he was initially evaluated following an MRI on Oct. 15.
Jamison, who partially dislocated the shoulder on Oct. 14, was first told that he would miss the rest of the preseason for sure, and that he would have another MRI done the following week (which was yesterday).
The two-time All-Star said when reached on Friday: “Nothing new, just confirmed what we knew before, subluxation. Originally they said four weeks from the initial injury, so that’s what I’m waiting for. I’m able to do more and more each day, so I’m still just waiting for them to clear me so I can get back out there.”
Although Jamison, who has resumed lifting weights and has full range of motion in his shoulder, is hoping to return in three weeks, it could be longer.
Wizards spokesman Scott Hall a short time later said the return date could be as soon as three weeks, as the Wizards’ leading scorer and rebounder is hoping, but could be as many as five weeks.
It means Jamison could miss anywhere from the first five to 10 games of the regular season. With Jamison sidelined, coach Flip Saunders has alternated between Fabricio Oberto, who has primarily played center during his career, and Andray Blatche, who is Jamison’s main backup.