Thursday October 16th, 2014

Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. will miss time after leaving Wednesday's exhibition against Maccabi Haifa with a sprained ankle. 

Rice was injured during the third quarter, and the team announced he would not return to the game. "He'll miss some days here, probably," Washington head coach Randy Wittman said, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Rice was set to play an increased role for the Wizards after Bradley Beal had surgery to repair a fractured wrist. Beal is expected to miss about six weeks. 

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Rice played in 11 games last season for the Wizards, averaging 9.9 minutes per game. He scored 2.9 points per game and shot 29.7 percent from the field. He averaged 17.2 points per game on 46.4 percent shooting in the D-League last season. He was named the MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League in July.

Other options at shooting guard for the Wizards include Paul Pierce and Martell Webster

The Wizards open the season on Oct. 29 against the Heat

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