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Wizards’ Chris Singleton out 6-8 weeks with foot injury

Sep 18, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

Chris Singleton AP

The Wizards thought that the basketball gods owed them some good injury Karma after the past couple seasons. Doesn’t appear the gods feel the same way.

The Wizards have lost Chris Singleton for 6-8 weeks due to a fracture in his left foot at the base of his small toe, reports J. Michael at CSNWashington.com. This is commonly called a “Jones fracture” and it’s an injury that linger, but it was dealt with surgically to ideally prefent that in the case of Singleton.

Not ideal for the Wizards as they will now not have Singleton for at least all of training camp and likely the first couple weeks of the season.

Worse for Singleton, the third year player entering a big contract year — the Wizards have to decide whether to pick up the fourth year option on his rookie contract. Singleton struggled last season — he shot 38.2 percent overall, 19.4 percent from three, got in just 57 games and averaged 4.1 points a game when he did. At Summer League he averaged 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds a game, but shot just 42 percent and you wouldn’t describe his play as dominant.

Oh, and by the way Singleton is a three and the Wizards just drafted Otto Porter and picture him as the three of the future. The odds of Singleton sticking seem longer and longer.

Singleton should be back early in the season (foot injuries can linger), but will he be able to crack the rotation by then?

  1. uscoach - Sep 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    We have all been hopeful about Chris, but his offensive liability coupled with his above average but not quite shut-down defensive capabilities make this a non-story.

    I mean, it’s news. Good to know. But Wiz fans are generally frustrated with these ‘almost good’ players we have! Hopefully Porter is more along the lines of what Beal brought to the table.

    • money2long - Sep 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      some knicks fans were mad when they took shump over him. i wasn’t. i was really happy after watching what he could do and his style of play. good thing ny didn’t take singleton.

  2. spursareold - Sep 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Ugh. Wiz fans had better hope this isn’t the dreaded fifth metatarsal fracture. The healing time may be 8 weeks, but some players never really recover. Former first rounders James Anderson and Roddy Beaubois are alumni of that injury.

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