The Wizards have been plagued with injuries all season long, but they finally seem to be getting healthy as the season progresses. Washington took a hit against the Milwaukee Bucks about a week ago when both Martell Webster and Nene went down with foot injuries, but Webster was able to return to practice today. Nene is still out, but Bradley Beal was also able to make some sort of an appearance at practice after dealing with a stress injury in his fibula. Beal was reevaluated on Monday and he’s supposedly gotten some positive results from resting, which could be the reason he’s already been able to get back on the floor.
Washington has struggled mightily without Martell Webster and Nene in the lineup, so it’s definitely good to see at least one of them heal up. Webster sprained his ankle against the Bucks, but seems to have recovered from it with rest. Nene is dealing with tendinitis, but I suspect that Randy Wittman is resting him with hopes of having him return by Friday against the Atlanta Hawks.
Without 3 of their 5 starters, the Wizards have struggled to carry over the momentum they gained in November. They’ve lost 2 of their last 3 games in disappointing fashion, but I’m assuming having a few players back could help them get back on the winning side of things.
They’ve been forced to rely upon rookie Glen Rice Jr. and Chris Singleton for the majority of minutes in Webster’s absence, and it hasn’t panned out very well. Washington has gotten a large portion of their offensive productivity from three point shooting, and without Webster who’s arguably their best 3-point shooter on the team, they’ve struggled to put points up on the board.
Hopefully they’ll get Nene and Beal back sooner rather than later, but this could definitely be filed under the “good news” portion of Wizards injury updates.