Washington Wizards forward Corey Kispert suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday’s preseason opener. He will be out for 4-6 weeks, according to a report from the team.
Kispert joins Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren in suffering an injury before the season even begins. Of course, Kispert will miss far less time than Holmgren – who will be out for the entire season after having surgery on his foot.
Kispert had a productive but inconsistent rookie season with the Wizards, averaging 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists while shooting 62.9% on two pointers and 35% on three pointers. He appeared in 77 games, starting 36, and was in line to potentially start for Washington to begin the 2022-23 season.
Washington’s first game is October 19 against Andrew Nembhard and the Indiana Pacers. Kispert won’t be back in time for that, but it sounds like early to mid November is a realistic timeline for the sharpshooting forward to get back onto the court.
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