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Wizards’ Deni Avdija did some light shooting before play-in game

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Washington Wizards rookie Deni Avdija was seen putting up a few shots in Boston before his team faced off against the Celtics in the play-in tournament on Tuesday.

Of course, Avdija was ruled out for the remainder of the season on April 22 with a right fibular hairline fracture. He sustained the injury the previous night after landing awkwardly on his leg and was forced to leave the court in a wheelchair.

Avdija will not need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Since suffering the injury, Avdija has been with the team in a walking boot. He traveled with the team to Boston and did some light shooting prior to tipoff, according to Ava Wallace of The Washington Post.

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The Wizards initially announced Avdija would need 12 weeks to make a full recovery. While he is still in a walking boot, being able to put up a few shots is likely a good sign that his rehabilitation is progressing well as he looks to get back onto the court.

Avdija averaged 6.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 54 games played this season. The ninth overall pick started the last 15 contests for the Wizards prior to the injury and had emerged as a key contributor.

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