Wizards forward Andray Blatche underwent successful surgery this evening to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The procedure was performed by Dr. Ed Magur at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. Blatche is expected to take approximately three months to return to basketball-related activities.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: John Wall is in. Andray Blatche is out –at least for three months.
Days after selecting Wall first overall in the 2010 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards announced that Blatche, their young power forward, is undergoing foot surgery.
Opinions are mixed on this. Blatche is talented, but troubled.
For instance, he averaged impressive numbers – 20 points and 8 rebounds per game –after replacing the departed Antawn Jamison in the starting line-up.
Blatche also showed that numbers –as in his individual numbers – were all he was concerned with.
The Wizards rarely won with him starting. He clashed with Coach Flip Saunders and, worst of all, exonerated Ricky Davis with his selfish quest for a triple-double. Perhaps, the less Blatche is around a rebuilding squad, the better.
Still, maybe Blatche has matured this summer. Maybe not.
Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how he fits with Wall in DC later this season.