Monday , Jan , 12 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Gilbert Arenas to Miss Whole Season?

Just days after Washington Wizards co-captains Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison expressed optimism that they would soon get some relief in the form of a healthy return by franchise player Gilbert Arenas, the mood suddenly shifted to despair.

Butler said he didn’t expect Arenas to return from his September knee surgery during a Thursday interview on ESPN 980’s "The John Thompson Show." He reiterated his thoughts Friday: The two-time All-Star said "the truth happened" and that forced him to change his opinion.

"I really don’t think it’s gonna happen," Butler said.