Wizards’ Rui Hachimura out five games because of groin injury from teammates’ kick

Associated Press

Well, this is a punch to the gut for the Wizards. Or, maybe a little bit lower.

Wizards’ rookie Rui Hachimura, one of the bright spots in a down rookie class, is going to be out for five games with a groin injury because teammate Isaac Bonga accidentally kicked him in the groin.

Hachimura left the game after that not to return. Turns out, it was a little worse than expected.

Hachimura had started every game for the Wizards this season and is averaging 14.2 points a night, showing a solid midrange game for a rookie.