Trevor Booker was in Los Angeles to find out why his bad knee was preventing him from taking on LeBron James – the Wizard’s opponent this night in Miami or someone else on the basketball court.
“My knee was at a standstill and it wasn’t getting any better”, said Booker, who sprained his right knee during the time of pre season but has not made his appearance in a game since aggravating the injury in a loss to Indiana on November 19.
Booker contacted his orthopedic specialist David Altchek just like his teammate John wall did. His specialist David Altchek was the one who reviewed Booker’s MRI and ascertained that the best thing for Booker would be to have a platelet-rich plasma treatment so as to encourage more natural healing process.
He will have the treatment done on Monday by the Wizards’ team doctors and would have to rest for an entire week. prior to returning to any physical activity.
“Then, I’m going to start building back up, but I can’t do anything for a week,” Booker. who couldn’t offer a timetable on when he will be able to return. “ I think it depends on how my body responds and how it’s healing.”
Former Wizards Josh Howard and Rashard Lewis both had undergone the procedure to help with their knee issues and Booker had undergone two PRP procedures to assist him recover from plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
During the advent of this third season, Booker averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in nine games, including seven starts. Booker started limping after elevating for a layup against the pacers.
Booker will not be able to attend his 12th consecutive game when the Wizards have rematch with the defending champion Heat, and he is out for an indefinite time.
“It wasn’t getting any better, so I expected the PRP,” Booker said.