Absolutely devastated…That was the feeling for Washington Wizards fans after seeing rookie Deni Avdija go down with what looked to be a severe injury. However, after an MRI this past Thursday, the diagnosis ended up being somewhat better than expected. Avdija suffered a right fibular hairline fracture but thankfully, surgery is not required and he is expected to make a full recovery in approximately 12 weeks.
After taking such a scary fall, avoiding major surgery is truly a blessing! Seeing Avdija down on the court yelling out in pain was tough to watch, but knowing he’ll make a full recovery in roughly three months is a sigh of relief. I’m sure Avdija is frustrated that he’s unable to finish his rookie season and help the Washington Wizards clinch a spot in the play-in tournament, but at least he’ll be 100% healed for his sophomore year. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll bounce back strong when he returns to action!
Unfortunately, Deni Avdija’s rookie season with the Washington Wizards has been cut short due to injury. But let’s look back at his three best games of the year!
All in all, Avdija’s first year was full of ups and downs, which is usually the case for rookies. In 54 games, he started 32 of them and averaged 6.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists in 23.3 minutes per game. Offensively, ]Avdija struggled all year to find consistency with his jump shot and he finished his rookie year shooting a lowly 31.5 percent from three and 41.7 percent from the field. Even though Avdija didn’t put up the most eye-popping numbers this year, it’s clear the potential is there.
The Wizards must continue to put him in the best possible positions to succeed and the sky’s the limit! Deni’s rookie season may have ended abruptly because of an unfortunate injury, but he still had some wonderful moments in year one.
Let’s take a look back at his best three games of the season!