Wizards’ Delon Wright To Miss Six to Eight Weeks

Washington Wizards veteran point guard Delon Wright has sustained a right hamstring injury.

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Washington Wizards veteran Delon Wright has sustained a right hamstring injury that could keep him sidelined for six to eight weeks. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Wright has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain on his right hamstring, and he will be re-evaluated after at least three weeks.

Wright sustained the hamstring injury in a recent match against the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards did win that game, but they’re now without two rotational pieces, including Corey Kispert. The 23-year-old Kispert is also missing time due to an ankle injury.

Delon Wright, who will turn 31 next year, is in his first year with the Wizards. The Wizards signed Wright just last offseason, citing his two-way versatility as an asset that the team needs right now. Through the first four games he has played with the Wizards, the 6-foot-5 vet is logging 22.8 minutes per game, while also averaging 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.8 steals, and 1.0 blocks. The sample size is small, but Wright is already providing a high impact on both offense and defense.

The Wizards are off to a great start this season, winning three of their first four games. Spearheaded by All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal, this Wizards team actually boasts a deep roster that includes Wright, Kispert, Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis, Rui Hachimura, Will Barton, Monte Morris, Daniel Gafford, and Deni Avdija. It has been a rollercoaster ride for the Wizards considering all the Beal trade speculations in the past, but they have a good thing going on right now.

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