Tuesday , Aug , 03 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Surgery successful for Wizards’ Brown

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Washington Wizards forward Kwame Brown
underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a fracture in the fifth
metatarsal bone in his right foot. He suffered the injury while playing
basketball.

“The surgery went as expected and was successful,” said president of
basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld. “Our doctors foresee no problems for
Kwame’s healing process, and feel that he will be ready for training camp in
October.”

The Wizards took Brown with the top overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, making
him the first high school player ever taken with the first selection.

The 22-year-old Brown averaged 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds over 74 games last
season, including 57 starts. In three seasons with Washington, he has posted
averages of 7.8 points and 5.6 boards per outing.

WAS