Fresh off a season-opening loss to Dallas last night, the Wizards have announced via press release that guard Jordan McRae will require surgery to repair a mallet fracture in the tip of his right ring finger. Per the release, the procedure will be performed tomorrow and McRae’s status will be re-evaluated early next week.
McRae, who played 23 minutes and scored 11 points against the Mavs, had seen his role increase to start the 2019/20 campaign while Washington is dealing with injuries to fellow guards John Wall and Isaiah Thomas and forwards C.J. Miles and Troy Brown.
As we relayed on Tuesday, both Brown and Miles were able to practice on Monday, while Thomas participated in a full practice Saturday. However, it still doesn’t appear as if any are ready to go just yet.
For now, two-way player Chris Chiozza figures to probably see a greatly increased role moving forward. Chiozza, 23, logged 19 minutes against Dallas and hit two of his three attempts from long range.