It’s only November and the Washington Wizards have had a lot to deal with in the early going. They started with five losses in a row, which they have recovered from and now they have lost their star, Gilbert Arenas for three months, after he underwent surgery to repair the same knee that kept him sidelined at the end of last season.
Arenas had been experiencing swelling and soreness in the knee which he had surgically repaired late last season. After sitting out the past two games, Arenas did not travel with the team to Charlotte and underwent an MRI Wednesday morning, which revealed a cartilage tear.
It’s not as bad as the injury in April, but it’s tough,” said Arenas.
While some fans do not see how the Wizards will succeed without their star, Wizards Head Coach Eddie Jordan looks at the situation a little bit differently.
“Every team goes through it, and every team tries to find a way to win on a consistent basis,” Jordan said. “We’ve gotten better at moving the ball.”
Without Arenas, reserve Antonio Daniels will assume the starting role and hopefully his strong recent play will help both Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler pick up the additional missing scoring.
The Wizards played extremely hard without Arenas tonight in Charlotte and went into Thanksgiving with a 114-111 overtime victory .
Washington returns home Friday night to play the 3-7 Golden State Warriors.
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