Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gilbert Arenas To Miss 3 Months! :(

I knew something was wrong when I saw him play for all of six minutes 2 1/2 weeks ago on TV when the Washington Wizards took on the Orlando Magic at the Verizon Center. The explosiveness that I've grown accustomed to seeing along with the deadly outside shot of his were missing... It did appear that "Agent Zero" was starting to finally get it back together last week as he tallied 57 points in impressive Wizards wins against the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves... However, Gilbert felt pain after the Timberwolves game and missed the last two games against the Portland Traliblazers and Philadelphia 76ers as a result. Today, Gilbert got the bad news - a torn meniscus and a microfracture on his surgically-repaired left knee. He will miss three months! For the complete story, go to Gilbert's Blog.

Needless to say, this puts a HUGE damper on the Wizards and their high hopes for the 2007 season. After starting the year 0-5, the Wizards have won five straight games. Last year, the Wizards made a nice surge near the end of the season, only to see Gilbert and Caron Butler go down with injuries within games of each other. The Wizards literally limped into the playoffs and were swept in four games by the eventual 2006-07 NBA runner-up Cleveland Cavaliers. One can only hope that Butler and others can pick up the slack and keep the Wizards respectable while their star is down.


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