Monday, September 23, 2013

Washington Wizards Player Singleton Out After Surgery

The Washington Wizards have had it tough the past couple of years and were hoping to catch a break this season. Doesn't look like it's going to happen. 
Third-year forward Chris Singleton had surgery last Wednesday to repair a Jones fracture his fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He suffered the injury during a voluntary workout at the Verizon Center last Tuesday. According to a statement released by the team Wednesday, Singleton will be out from six to eight weeks.
Training camp will begin Saturday at George Mason and Singleton's injury has poor timing. The 6-foot-8 forward was trying to earn a spot on Coach Randy Wittman's regular rotation and convince the Wizards to pick up his option, worth $2.5 million for the 2014-2015 season. 
Singleton was drafted 18th overall by the Wizards in 2011 and in his first season he started 51 games at small forward. He was third rookie since 1992 to start at least 75 percent of his games. Unfortunately, the Wizards traded for Trevor Ariza and signed Martell Webster the next summer, which meant Singleton had to play power forward. 
In his new role however Singleton struggled. Last season he averaged 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 57 games, spending periods of time on the inactive list. He shot just 19.4 percent from the three-point range and the Wizards in response added veteran Al Harrington to the squad.
Singleton played in summer league in Las Vegas to gain more experience, where he averaged 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, shooting 42 percent. 
Singleton must be hoping that he recovers quickly from surgery and can make a positive impact on the team this year, or else it's likely he will be cut.
References: NBC Sports and Washington Post.
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