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Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura out 'couple weeks' with groin injury

Forward has already missed 7 straight games due to the injury

From NBA media reports

Dec 31, 2019 2:17 PM ET

Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks confirmed on Tuesday that rookie forward Rui Hachimura will be sidelined for a "couple weeks" with a groin injury.

Hachimura has missed the Wizards' last seven games with the injury, which was suffered when he was accidentally kicked in the groin by teammate Isaac Bonga in a game against the Detroit Pistons.

Less than a week after the injury, the team announced that Hachimura required a procedure and he would miss at least five games.

 After shootaround Sunday, Brooks made it clear that the injury would not be a long-term issue for Hachimura. "He's sore," Brooks said on Sunday. "We all know what that means ... nothing long term."

Hachimura has been solid in his debut season after being selected with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The 21-year-old rookie is averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25 starts for the Wizards.

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