Dec 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman talks to shooting guard Glen Rice Jr. (14) against the Atlanta Hawks in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. suffers wrist injury, out 3-6 weeks

Rookie Glen Rice Jr. finally got an opportunity to play once Bradley Beal went down with injury, but he’ll unfortunately get set back with an injury of his own. Rice suffered a wrist injury a week ago, but was able to play through it until the pain “became unbearable” on Monday against the Knicks. Rice reportedly hurt his wrist again by celebrating after the victory in New York, which is definitely one of the odder circumstances I’ve seen in a while.

Rice spoke about the injury and it seems like he was in some serious pain before sitting out these last few games:

I don’t know exactly what happened. It just got to the point that I couldn’t take the pain anymore. Might have bumped it or something after the game,” he said. ” It had been hurting before the game. It just got to the point afterward where I said, ‘This is all I can take.

-quote via CSN Washington

He underwent surgery on his wrist yesterday and he’s expected to be out at least 3-6 weeks.

Prior to getting hurt, Rice made the first start of his NBA career and looked like he was finally going to crack the rotation. Bradley Beal returned to Washington’s lineup, and we expected Rice to be the second string shooting guard, but this injury will inevitably set him back.

Washington’s bench has struggled mightily this season, but now that Bradley Beal is back and Martell Webster is able to play with the reserves, they’ve been able to pick up their production as of late. Rice would’ve been a great scoring spark off the bench, which is exactly what the Wizards need.

Let’s hope Rice returns sooner rather than later, so we don’t have to see Beal log as many minute as he did early on in the season.

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