Hachimura Out With Conjunctivitis
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The Washington Wizards are one of the teams to watch out for in the Eastern Conference. Not only do they have Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, but also some young players who can make an impact in the league.

One of them is Rui Hachimura, a second year player from Gonzaga, who has proven to be one of the best international prospects in the association.

Unfortunately for the Wizards, the sophomore will miss approximately three weeks with bi-lateral epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC).

Hachimura was diagnosed with conjunctivitis on December 16 and missed the Wizards final two preseason games. 

Hachimura averaged 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds in 48 games during his rookie season after the Wizards selected him with the ninth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

He was also named into the All-Rookie second team.

''He has a severe case,'' Coach Scott Brooks said. ''He's not happy with what the eye doctors said, but he understands.''