Wizards Rookie Coulibaly Has Wrist Fracture, Out For Season

Wizards rookie wing Bilal Coulibaly will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a right wrist fracture, the team’s PR department tweets.

The injury was suffered when Coulibaly fell during the Wizards’ game against Chicago on Saturday.

Coulibaly was initially diagnosed with a contusion, Josh Robbins of The Athletic tweets. A team spokesman informed Robbins that further testing revealed the fracture on Monday afternoon and that Coulibaly will not require surgery.

Washington has the league’s worst record at 11-57. Coulibaly has been one of the few bright spots for the team in an otherwise forgettable season.

The seventh overall pick in last year’s draft has averaged 8.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 27.2 minutes per game. He has appeared in 63 contests, including 15 starts, and scored in double figures in each of his last five outings.

The Wizards already had six other players ruled out heading into Tuesday’s contest with the Rockets, including Deni Avdija (knee), Tyus Jones (back) and Marvin Bagley III (back).

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