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Injured Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura to miss at least 5 games

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura last played on Dec. 16, 2019, against the Detroit Pistons. His sore groin is expected to keep him out a while longer. (Paul Sancya / AP)
Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura last played on Dec. 16, 2019, against the Detroit Pistons. His sore groin is expected to keep him out a while longer. (Paul Sancya / AP)
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will miss at least the team’s next five games after hurting his groin.

The Wizards said Tuesday that Hachimura will be re-evaluated when Washington returns from a four-game road trip that runs from Friday through Dec. 26.

He was hurt in the first half of Washington’s 133-119 victory at the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Hachimura, the first player from Japan to be a first-round pick in the NBA draft, is averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while starting in all 25 games for the Wizards (8-17).

Washington’s first game without Hachimura will be Wednesday at home against the Chicago Bulls.

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