Webster will undergo season-ending surgery on his right hip Friday, J. Michael of CSN Washington reports. Things have seemingly been trending in this direction for a while, as Webster initially planned to play through the chronic pain in his right hip caused by a bone chip, but had yet to see the court this season. Webster suffered the injury during training camp and hadn't been able to consistently practice with the Wizards since that time, so the lack of progress in his recovery likely motivated the swingman to opt for the procedure. The Wizards have plenty of depth on the wing to handle Webster's absence, putting the 28-year-old's future with the club on shaky ground. Though Webster is facing a nine-to-10-month recovery window that should put him on track to be ready for training camp next season, his 2016-17 contract is only partially guaranteed, which may motivate the Wizards to buy him out.
Webster (hip) still has not practiced, but he was observed swimming laps Monday morning, J. Michael of CSN reports. Webster is yet to appear in a game this season as he works back from a partially torn labrum. While he's making progress, the fact that he's yet to practice indicates that he's not particularly close at this point to making his season debut.
Webster (hip) hasn't appeared in any of the Wizards' five games this season. Webster, who was diagnosed with a partial tear of his right labrum shortly before the season started, indicated he planned to play through the injury, but the Wizards haven't afforded the swingman that opportunity. Rather than risk worsening Webster's condition, it seems that the Wizards are content to just sit him out until he begins to experience less pain. With Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Gary Neal, Jared Dudley, and Kelly Oubre on hand to play on the wing, there's simply no need for the Wizards to rush Webster back to action.
Webster will be inactive for Friday's game against the Bucks, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. Webster has recovered from the hip injury that kept him out of Wednesday's season opener, but the Wizards decided to deactivate him Friday night, so he will have to wait to make his season debut.
Webster (hip) will be available to play for the Wizards Friday against the Bucks, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. Webster was able to return to practice Thursday after missing the season opener Wednesday, as he continues to recover form a partially torn labrum. His minutes, along with his fantasy value, will likely be very limited early in the season as he's primarily in a reserve role.
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