Pargo misses practice with rib injury

Sports,Pick and Roll,Craig Stouffer

The Wizards have found themselves with a new dose of adversity at point guard.

Three days into training camp Jannero Pargo has been sidelined with a strain on the lower left side of his ribs. Pargo said the injury occurred making a routine crosscourt pass on Wednesday, that he felt something pull. He practiced on Thursday but missed the team’s scrimmage, then sat out again on this morning and said an X-ray was possible.

“It just kind of hurt even making pass, running up and down the court,” Pargo said. “Hopefully we get it checked and it’s not too bad.”

Pargo only arrived and signed with the Wizards on Monday, three day after it was announced that John Wall would miss eight weeks with a stress-related injury to his left knee.

Without Pargo, A.J. Price and Shelvin Mack become the Wizards’ only healthy point guards, but Jordan Crawford and Bradley Beal are both likely to see more ball handling responsibilities as well.

“I think it’s something only time can heal,” Pargo said. “Hopefully it’s not as bad as it seems.”

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