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Thomas Bryant’s career season ends with ACL injury

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The Washington Wizards are trying to claw their way out of a 2-8 start but that just got harder with the news that center Thomas Bryant is out for the season with an ACL injury. Bryant suffered the injury as a result of incidental contact with two Miami players during the first quarter of the team’s game vs. the Heat on Saturday night.

Specifically, Bryant has been diagnosed with a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The injury was revealed following examination and MRI testing by Wizards Orthopedist Dr. William Postma of MedStar Health in conjunction with Monumental Basketball Chief of Athlete Care & Performance Dr. Daniel Medina.

Prior to the injury, Thomas Bryant was having a career season averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting .648 from the floor and .429 from three-point range in 10 games this season. He was also receiving accolades from Coach Brooks and Bradley Beal regarding the tremendous growth he has was showing in his third year.

Further updates on surgery details and Bryant’s recovery timeline will be provided as they become available. 

In the meantime, this makes way for center Robin Lopez to move into the starting lineup and also presents an opportunity for power forward/center Moe Wagner.

A rough beginning to the season just got rougher. The Wizards just have to find a way to keep it moving.