By Lewis Gould
Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura will miss at least five games after suffering a groin injury in Monday’s win against the Pistons in Detroit.
Hachimura will be re-evaluated when Washington returns from its four-game road swing, which concludes Dec. 26 in Detroit.
The first-year forward was hurt late in the first half Monday, when he was accidentally kicked by teammate Isaac Bonga as the two were going for a defensive rebound.
The No. 9 overall pick out of Gonzaga, Hachimura is averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds this season, while shooting 48.2% from the field.