​​Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will be sidelined for more than a month.


The team announced Thursday that Morris will be limited to non-contact activities for the next six weeks due to "transient cervical neuropraxia."

​​The diagnosis comes after continued neck and upper back stiffness following a blow to Morris' chin during the team's game against the Lakers back on Dec. 16, and a re-aggravation of the injury Dec. 26 against ​Detroit


An MRI had revealed no structural damage, so Morris sought out back specialist, Dr. Andrew Dossett.


After consultation, Dossett and Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih were able to find a diagnosis.


Morris' identical twin brother Marcus is also sidelined with a neck injury right now.

​Morris' future with Washington may be up in the air with an $8.6 million expiring contract and the trade deadline five weeks out.


Morris has missed the team's last three games. He is averaging 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 34 games for the Wizards this season.