Kyle Kuzma was the hero for the Washington Wizards in their latest win over the Detroit Pistons. Now, they'll have to play without him as the fifth-year man enters COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

The news on Kuzma was reported by The Athletic's Shams Charania ahead of the Wizards' Saturday night matchup against the Utah Jazz.

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That's a huge loss for a Washington Wizards side that's been reeling as of late. They've lost four of their last six contests and have a grueling stretch of Western Conference matchups on the docket. After their clash with the Jazz, they play on the road against the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, and take a trip to Utah to face the Jazz again on their home floor.

Overcoming the loss of Kyle Kuzma will be a tall task for Bradley Beal and Co. as he's been a steady contributor who had yet to miss a game through 26 contests thus far. Kuz is coming off a stellar 26-point effort against the Pistons.

Now would be a terrific time for the Wizards to get back third-year forward Rui Hachimura, who has been sidelined for personal reasons and has slowly been working his way back onto the court.