Wizards guard Delon Wright has been diagnosed with a grade two right hamstring strain and is out indefinitely, the team announced. He will be reevaluated in approximately three weeks.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link), Wright is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with the injury, which was sustained during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s victory over Detroit.
As Josh Robbins of The Athletic notes (via Twitter), losing Wright is a tough blow for the Wizards, as he’s been the team’s “most disruptive, most reliable defender” during a 3-1 start. Though four games (22.8 MPG), Wright is averaging 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists along with an eye-popping 2.8 steals and 1.0 block per night.
Aside from re-signing Bradley Beal, Wright was Washington’s primary free agent addition over the summer, inking a two-year, $16MM contract. The 30-year-old combo guard spent last season with the Hawks, but has also played for the Raptors, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Pistons and Kings since being drafted 20th overall in 2015.
On a positive note, second-year wing Corey Kispert (left ankle sprain) is “really close” to making his season debut after being a full participant in Thusday’s practice, head coach Wes Unseld Jr. told reporters (Twitter link via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington). Kispert won’t be available for Friday’s game, but Sunday might be a possibility, per Hughes.
Kispert suffered the injury on October 2 during the team’s preseason trip to Japan and the Wizards said he’d miss four-to-six weeks. Sunday would be exactly four weeks, so it sounds like he’s progressing nicely.
2 thoughts on “Wizards’ Delon Wright Out Indefinitely With Strained Hamstring”
Horrible news for DC. This is very similar to their start to last season. Playing great then injuries delete the wind from their sails. Feels like its time to hit up Rondo
Deni dishes dimes and dazzles in the paint