Kispert suffered the injury in the first quarter during Sunday’s preseason loss to the Golden State Warriors in Japan. The injury is a blow to the 23-year-old, who was trying to build on a promising rookie year.
Last season, Kispert appeared in 77 games and started 36 games for Washington. The former first-rounder out of Gonzaga played more than expected as he entered the starting lineup for the final two months in wake of Bradley Beal’s season-ending wrist injury. But Kispert played well in the extended minutes down the stretch, averaging 11.6 points on 47.3% shooting — including 37.6% from deep in that span.
Washington’s season begins Oct. 19 at Indiana.
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