Washington Wizards rookie Deni Avdija sustained a hairline fracture of his right ankle on Wednesday night and is expected to miss the rest of the season, according to a report from ESPN.
The Israeli rookie will undergo an MRI exam on Thursday but is not believed to need surgery, according to the report.
Avdija landed awkwardly after missing a layup late in the second quarter against Golden State. He lay on the floor for several minutes and teammate Jordan Bell came off the bench to cover his lower leg with a jersey.
Wizards employees carefully helped Avdija into the wheelchair and he was taken off the court while rubbing his head with a towel.
According to NBC Sports Washington, Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard walked quickly to the locker room to check on him. The team subsequently announced that Avdija would not return to the game.
Avdija had six points in 14 minutes before exiting the contest.
The 20-year-old was the Wizards' first-round pick, ninth overall, the 2020 NBA Draft. He previously played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in his native Israel.
He has started 32 of the 54 games he's played this season, averaging 6.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.