Deni Avdija landed awkwardly on a rebound, and is headed to the locker room in a wheelchair with a knee injury.
Prayers up for him as he leaves the game in a wheelchair after an apparent lower leg injury.
He was seen on the floor, holding his leg and grimacing badly.
Wizards rookie Deni Avdija suffers a lower leg injury coming down from a rebound
Prayers up 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Vwo82znEuM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 22, 2021
In the video shared on Twitter, he didn’t look like he could put any weight on his leg.
He’s wheeled off the floor with a towel over his head. Looks like he’s in extraordinary pain.
Deni Avdija has been taken out of the game after injuring his right leg pic.twitter.com/dhWTIBjql7
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 22, 2021
Deni is an Israeli-Serbian professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He plays the small forward position.
Avdija started his professional career with Maccabi Tel Aviv, signing a six-year deal with the club on November 5th 2017.
He made his professional debut in the 2017–18 Israeli Basketball Premier League, playing three minutes against Ironi Nes Ziona.
At 16 years and 320 days of age, he became the youngest player to ever play for his club’s senior team.
Avdija was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.
He signed a rookie contract with the Wizards on 1 December 2020