Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky being tested for concussion after game vs. Hornets
Already without their All-Star point guard John Wall, the Washington Wizards encountered yet another setback in what’s been a tumultuous 2018-19 season.
Backup point guard Tomas Satoransky suffered a head injury during Washington’s game against the Charlotte Hornets and is currently being evaluated for a possible concussion.
The Wizards’ official Twitter account broke the news as soon as the injury occurred.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 16, 2019
To add insult to injury, the Wizards lost to the Hornets as well, 116-110. The win gives Charlotte a two-game lead over Washington in the East’s standings. Furthermore, the Scott Brooks’ side is now four games behind the Miami Heat for the final playoff spot.
With very little time left in the regular season, the Wizards’ bid at making the postseason for the third-consecutive season has pretty much come to an end.
Tomas Satoransky has been serviceable as Wall’s replacement in the starting lineup, averaging 8.5 points and 4.7 assists this season. However, the 27-year-old Czech’s production is still a far cry from what Wall could’ve delivered if not for his untimely off-court injury in January.
On the bright side, Satoransky’s head injury doesn’t appear to be that grave as of the moment. The former European superstar would likely miss some time to recover, but not long enough to finish the remainder of the regular season if he does indeed pass the concussion protocol.
In the meantime, the Wizards will have to trudge along with their third-string point guard, Chasson Randle. The Stanford product has had a pretty solid week, scoring at least 12 points in each of the past two games prior to Friday’s contest against the Hornets. Randle failed to score and logged in just eight minutes of action in Charlotte.