The Wizards took one step closer Wednesday toward getting their roster to full strength, reportedly announcing that rookie forward Rui Hachimura was cleared for “all activities” with hopes of returning to the rotation before the All-Star Break.
“It’ll be great to have him back before the All-Star break, but you never know.” — Brooks on Rui Hachimura’s return.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) January 22, 2020
Hachimura was also spotted shooting at practice but will need to ramp up his conditioning and get back into game shape before he can return to the court for good.
Rui is taking jumpers now... pic.twitter.com/bGZGd1gZY0— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) January 22, 2020
The Wizards lost Hachimura to a groin injury on Dec. 16, when teammate Isaac Bonga inadvertently kicked Hachimura between the legs in a game against the Detroit Pistons. The injury required surgery, which left Hachimura so sore that he stayed at home recovering for 17 days.
Washington has gone 6-11 since the injury. Hachimura was averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in his first season since being drafted ninth overall by the Wizards in June.
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