Are LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward playing vs Wizards? Injury Reports Hornets

On Sunday, the struggling Charlotte Hornets will travel to Washington to face their division rivals, the Wizards.

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The Washington Wizards have recently been playing well, rising to near the top of their division. They have won 5 of their last 6 games and improved to 9-7 in the division, trailing the Hawks by half a game.

Bradley Beal returned after missing the previous five games due to COVID-19 protocols and scored 10 points in the first quarter. He didn’t score in the second or third periods, but he came back strong in the fourth, scoring 15 points and playing all 12 minutes. When he’s been available, he’s shot well, hitting 51.2 percent of his shots and 92.7 percent of his free throws in 10 appearances.

Jordan Goodwin (knee) is listed as questionable for the Hornets game on Sunday.

Goodwin has been a valuable contributor off the bench for Washington this season. On Sunday, his status will undoubtedly be monitored, as will that of starting point guard Marcus Morris (ankle), who is also considered questionable.

Monte Morris is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Hornets due to right ankle soreness.

Morris has yet to miss a game for the Wizards, but it appears he will miss Sunday’s game depending on how his ankle feels in the next 24 hours.

The Charlotte Hornets have had a difficult start to the season. They are 4-13 on the season and have been plagued by injuries, with their best players, LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward, coming and going.

Gordon Hayward returned to the court on Friday after missing his team’s previous eight games due to a left shoulder contusion, and it was clear he wasn’t limited in minutes in this one.

He had a strong start in his first seven games before the injury, averaging 18.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 33.0 minutes.

Hayward wasn’t particularly impressive in terms of scoring on Friday, but he continued to contribute across the board for this Charlotte team.

LaMelo Ball (ankle) will miss the Wizards game on Sunday.

Ball will miss his second straight game due to a left ankle sprain he suffered after stepping on a courtside fan on Wednesday. Ball’s next appearance will be against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

The Hornets will rely on Terry Rozier, Theo Maledon, and James Bouknight in the backcourt on Sunday with Dennis Smith (ankle) out.

Dennis Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Wizards.

Mark Williams (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards.