Nene was diagnosed with a sprain of his left MCL on Monday and is expected to miss approximately six weeks for the Washington Wizards.

The injury to Nene's knee in Sunday night's game was feared to be potentially season-ending.

Nene has been a consistent presence this season for the Wizards, who are positioned to make the playoffs.

Nene has appeared in 49 games, averaging 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.24 steals in 30.1 minutes.