Wizards centre Bryant out with left foot stress reaction

Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant heads to the bench after drawing two quick fouls against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game. (David Zalubowski/AP)

WASHINGTON — Wizards centre Thomas Bryant has a stress reaction in his right foot and will be sidelined for at least three weeks before he’s re-evaluated.

"Hopefully we get good news then," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic.

Bryant, who is averaging 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, was diagnosed Tuesday after experiencing pain in his foot following the team’s 150-125 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

Brooks said rookie forward Rui Hachimura would slide over to the centre spot against the Magic with Davis Bertans starting at forward.

In another lineup change, Brooks said Isaac Bonga would start in place of Troy Brown Jr., who will come off the bench.

Washington was also without reserve centre Moritz Wagner (left ankle sprain) and reserve guard C.J. Miles (left wrist ligament injury).

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