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Report: Jalen Johnson expected to be out ‘4-to-6 weeks’ with wrist injury [updated]

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On a fastbreak in last night’s game against the Washington Wizards, Jalen Johnson took a foul from Kyle Kuzma that send him to the floor hard. He appeared to hurt his left wrist while bracing for contact with the ground. After two free throw attempts, he left the game and didn’t return due to this injury in a blowout win over the Wizards.

Now, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Johnson will now miss approximately four to six weeks after testing was done on that left wrist.

The silver lining is that tests did not reveal a fracture which would have presumably required more time away from the court. Johnson had been in the middle of a breakout Most Improved Player campaign, averaging 14.1 points on 67.3% true shooting and 7.3 rebounds per game.

[update 2:45 PM EST]

Contrary to Charania’s original reporting, the Atlanta Hawks announced a ‘left distal radius fracture’ for Jalen Johnson.