Kuzma's injury not considered serious


WASHINGTON -- The Wizards have already dealt with a slew of injuries to key players early in this 2021-22 season and another one occurred in Wednesday night's loss to the Toronto Raptors as starting forward Kyle Kuzma left in the third quarter with a forearm contusion. 

Kuzma injured himself while defending Raptors wing OG Anunoby on a drive to the rim. Soon after suffering the injury, he called over to the Wizards' bench to remove himself from the game and immediately exited for the locker room.

Though Kuzma appeared to be in a good deal of pain, the injury is not considered serious.

"I know he will be evaluated, but right now it's just a contusion and they think day-to-day," head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said.

The Wizards are already missing forward Rui Hachimura (personal reasons), Thomas Bryant (ACL rehab) and Davis Bertans (left ankle), who left Monday's game against the Hawks. They recently got starting center Daniel Gafford back from a right quad contusion after a two-game absence.

Kuzma, 26, had two points on 1-for-10 shooting against the Raptors. He entered the game averaging a career-high 11.0 rebounds per game to lead the team.