A four-week absence would sideline Brown through October 22, and the Wizards’ season will begin on October 23 in Dallas. As such, it’s possible the 20-year-old could make it back for opening night, but that’s certainly not a lock.
The 15th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Brown appeared in 52 games in his rookie season, averaging 4.8 PPG and 2.8 RPG in 14.0 minutes per contest. He’s expected to play a more significant role moving forward as Washington transitions into rebuilding mode.
Brown’s injury is the latest in a string of them for the Wizards, who will be a little shorthanded when training camp opens next week. C.J. Miles underwent surgery in July to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, while Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery last week and is expected to miss the start of the regular season.