J.Michael of CSNWashington.com reported that Rice will miss three to six weeks after weeks after having outpatient surgery to repair a fracture in his right wrist. John Wall suggested that someone from the Knicks shoved Rice, but the injury is to his shooting hand.
Coach Randy Wittman confirmed that the injury occurred during the celebration following the game.
"He got hurt in the celebration. Don't ask me. I don't know what it is. We can't catch a break. He's had a sore wrist the last couple weeks but we've been able to take care of it enough where he can still play. He got it jammed or something in the jubilation."The Wizards are not relying on Rice to contribute much at this point, but any time out hinders his chance to develop. Like fellow rookie Otto Porter, Rice can use as many minutes on the court as he possibly can get.
Rice has appeared in 11 games so far and has a career high 8 points against the Atlanta Hawks on December 13. He played a career high 29 minutes on December 9 against the Denver Nuggets. Rice is shooting only 29.7 percent from the floor and averaging 2.9 points per game.