Wizards’ Morris to miss start of camp

Wizards forward Markieff Morris averaged 14 points per game last season.

Washington Wizards starting forward Markieff Morris will undergo hernia surgery Friday and miss the start of training camp, according to a report from The Washington Post.

Morris, 28, is 6-foot-10. He averaged 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 games last year, his first full season with the Wizards.

Per the Post: “Morris recently received the diagnosis for surgery, according to a source, after spending parts of the summer working out in preparation for the upcoming season.”

Morris traveled to Las Vegas to work out with teammates in July, the Post added.

“Later in the summer, however, Morris began complaining about deep discomfort as he exhibited symptoms of a sports hernia,” the Post wrote. “Due to family reasons and the court case in Phoenix, the surgery has been delayed until the weekend just before the start of camp.”