WASHINGTON – Warriors center Festus Ezeli will miss his fourth consecutive game with soreness in his left knee that seems to get more mysterious by the day.
“He will not play tonight,” coach Steve Kerr said Wednesday, prior to tipoff against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center. “We’ll probably talk to the doctors (Thursday) when we get back, or the next day, and see where they are.”
Ezeli has not played since the 120-90 victory over San Antonio on Jan. 25. He left that game with 1:06 remaining in the third quarter and did not return.
The 7-foot Vanderbilt product subsequently underwent an MRI test on his left knee, with the Warriors reporting the results as “inconclusive.” Ezeli has been on the East Coast trip with the team but has not been able to practice.
Ezeli in June 2013 underwent reconstructive surgery on his knee and missed the entire 2013-14 season due to recovering and rehabilitation.
He is playing well this season, averaging 7.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks while playing about 18 minutes per game. He has scored in double figures 13 times, with all of his six career double-doubles coming this season.