Thomas Bryant Injury Update

The Washington Wizards appear to be getting a boost to their starting lineup in the coming weeks as it was reported by Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington, before a game against the Houston Rockets, that Wizards Head Coach Wes Unseld Jr. said Thomas Bryant is expected to return in a week or two from his rehab from ACL surgery. He also added that Forward Rui Hachimura has cleared health and safety protocols and he will travel on the team’s upcoming road trip. Both players are expected to be back soon.

This is great news for a Wizards squad that currently has 8 players listed on the injury report, including Bryant and Hachimura, and, at 19-18, currently sits in 7th in the tightly-contested Eastern conference while only being 1.5 games ahead of the 11th place New York Knicks.
After playing only 10 games last season before going down, Bryant will be looking to prove that he is still one of the game’s best young centers when he does finally return to action. When he went down, Bryant was averaging 14 points, 6 rebounds and 1.5 assists on 65% shooting from the floor. All of this in just 27 minutes per game while having a usage rate of just 17% suggesting the young big man likely has more to give on the offensive end.

Even with former 6th-man of the year Montrezl Harrell on the roster, Bryant is still the most talented center on the roster on will likely see the lion’s share of the minutes when he does return to the lineup. The Wizards will be hoping that Bryant can step in and help take this WIzards team to the next level in contending for a championship.

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