Indiana Basketball: Thomas Bryant out again for the Wizards

Former Indiana basketball player Thomas Bryant is out again for the Wizards. He had played well in his limited time for Washington.

Thomas Bryant can’t seem to catch a break this season. After missing six weeks with a stress reaction in his right foot, Bryant is again going to be sidelined with the same injury.

Bryant had played 11 games since returning from the injury and was averaging 12.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game during the stretch. He was starting to get back into a rhythm scoring in double-figures in his last five games.

The loss of Bryant is a big blow for the Wizards, who despite their poor record are just 3.5 games back of the last playoff spot in the East.

Bryant is currently the fourth-leading scorer for the Wizards and had he not lost time due to injury he would probably be second on the team behind Bradley Beal who is having an All-Star type season (just don’t ask him about the snub).

During the month of November, Bryant was a force scoring in double-figures in all but two games. Unfortunately, he was hurt at the beginning of December and had just returned from injury before this latest setback.

It sounds like it could just be soreness from getting back into big minutes, but stress reactions can be tricky and it is unknown when he will return. Bryant and the Wizards hope it is not another long absence for the 22-year-old as they desperately need his presence down low.

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