Injury to shooting hand knocks out Glen Rice

Injury to shooting hand knocks out Glen Rice
December 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Wizards all smiles as they prepare for Nets

NEW YORK -- In typical fashion for the Wizards, just as they get players back from injury this week -- Bradley Beal and Nene -- they lose another. The Wizards announced on Wednesday rookie Glen Rice will miss three to six weeks after having outpatient surgery to repair a fracture in his right wrist.

Rice didn't play in Monday's 102-101 win at the New York Knicks, but after Bradley Beal's game-winning shot at Madison Square Garden to end a 10-game losing streak there a celebration broke out. John Wall suggested someone from the Knicks might have shoved Rice. No one knows for sure what happened. The injury is to his shooting hand. 

"He got hurt in the celebration. Don't ask me. I don't know what it is. We can't catch a break," coach Randy Wittman said. "He's had a sore wrist the last couple weeks but we've been able to take care of it enough where he can still play. He got it jammed or something in the jubilation."  

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Fortunately for the Wizards (10-13) going into Wednesday night's game at the Brooklyn Nets, they're not reliant on Rice to win games. However, just like fellow rookie Otto Porter, he can use any minutes he can get during game action for development. 

Rice had outpatient surgery in New York. 

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