The Washington Wizards will be without reserve forward Corey Kispert for four to six weeks due to a left ankle sprain. He suffered the injury in the team’s preseason game on Sunday against the Golden State Warriors when he stepped on an opposing player’s foot mid-game. This timetable will mean that he will miss the beginning of the NBA season. The current timetable would mean he will return to the lineup sometime in the middle of November. Kispert was a key rotational player last year as a rookie for the Wizards and is expected to serve in that role again this year.
Corey Kispert will miss an estimated 4-6 weeks due to his left ankle sprain, the Wizards announce. He injured his ankle in a preseason game against the Warriors.
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) October 5, 2022
As a rookie with the Washington Wizards, Corey Kispert averaged 8.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 45.5 percent and a three-point percentage of 35.0 percent. After a promising rookie season, he is expected to have a somewhat increased role this year with the team. Washington is hoping to compete harder in the Eastern Conference this year with star guard Bradley Beal healthy. The team opens the regular season on October 19th against the Indiana Pacers. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Corey Kispert the best in his recovery and return to the court.