Jianlian was hurt when his teammate for Guangdong Hongyuan fell into his right leg while facing Beijing's Stephon Marbury. He was taken to a hospital and doctors diagnosed him with a strained ligament in his right knee. Jianlian is expected to miss two to four weeks.
Jianlian also missed 19 games last season due to an injury to the same knee. He is currently a restricted free agent and the Wizards have right of first refusal on any offer sheet Jianlian receives from another team.