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Washington Wizards’ Deni Avdija out 12 weeks with fractured leg

Apr 17, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija (9) passes the ball around Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) during the second half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija (9) passes the ball around Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) during the second half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija will be out of action for 12 weeks due to a hairline fracture in his lower right leg, effectively ending his season, the team announced Thursday.

Avdija was injured in the Wizards’ Wednesday win over the Golden State Warriors and needed a wheelchair to leave the court.

He was fibular hairline fracture was diagnosed following an MRI test. No surgery will be needed and the team expects Avdija to make a full recovery.

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Avdija, 20, was the Wizards’ first-round pick, ninth overall, the 2020 NBA Draft. He previously played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in his native Israel.

He started 32 of the 54 games he played this season, averaging 6.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

–Field Level Media