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Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. leaves game with ankle sprain, will miss time

Washington Wizards Media Day

Washington Wizards Media Day

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The Wizards already lost their starting two guard and up-and-coming star Bradley Beal for the start of the season due to a broken wrist (he will be out at least six weeks).

That thrust second-year man Glen Rice Jr. into the starting lineup. Last season he played in just 11 games but he was the Las Vegas Summer League MVP and looked ready for a bigger role. He was looking pretty good in preseason, on Wednesday night in an exhibition against Maccabi Haifa he was 5-of-11 shooting for 11 points.

Until he had to leave the game in the third quarter with a sprained ankle.

There is no timeline yet for how long he’ll be out, there will be more tests Thursday, but after the game he had to leave on crutches and wearing a walking boot, reports J. Michael of

The question is will he be ready for Oct. 29 when the Wizards open the season.

They need him. With Beal and Rice out the Wizards will likely give big minutes to Rasual Butler at the two. Martell Webster could play there some but he is coming off back surgery.

It’s been a rough preseason for the Wizards… or really just their shooting guards.