Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor is out indefinitely with a herniated disk.
Okafor is to begin rehab work to reduce the inflammation in the neck area. Tests revealed the injury after he experienced pain.
Okafor averaged 9.7 points and 8.8 rebounds in 79 games last season for the Wizards.
Meanwhile, forward Chris Singleton is scheduled for outpatient surgery on Wednesday to repair a fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.
Singleton’s recovery time will be approximately six to eight weeks. The Wizards open the regular season on October 30 against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills.
Singleton was hurt Tuesday during a voluntary workout at the Verizon Center. X-rays detected a fracture, which was to be repaired by team physicians Dr. Marc Connell and Dr. Ed Magur.