On Friday, the Washington Wizards announced that forward Davis Bertans was diagnosed with a strained right calf after having an MRI done.
Injury update: Davis Bertans underwent an MRI today that revealed a right calf strain. He is expected to miss approximately two weeks.https://t.co/On0tTSYNaI— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 19, 2021
Bertans is currently averaging 10.8 points and 2.9 rebounds this season. He is on the first year of a five-year, $80 million contract after a career-high 15.4 ppg performance last season.
It’s safe to say that Bertans’ performance this season hasn’t been what we were hoping for. He couldn’t condition properly before the season due to a lack of suitable opportunities overseas in his native Latvia. That led him to shoot at lower percentages as he played back into shape.
And if that weren’t enough, Bertans was sidelined with the coronavirus when the Wizards suffered a team outbreak in January. While this calf strain doesn’t appear to be a season ending one, it still hurts given that Bertans has a large contract and hasn’t played to it so far.
With Bertans out, there will likely be more playing time for other small forwards, including rookie Deni Avdija and Troy Brown, who is the subject of trade rumors.
Get well soon, Davis.