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Andray Blatche breaks his right foot [UPDATED]

The news is rarely all good when it comes to the Washington Wizards, and even "John Wall Day" -- which D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty proclaimed June 25 -- has been soured with some disappointing news. Wizards forward Andray Blatche will have surgery on Friday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Blatche confirmed this afternoon that he broke his foot while working out at Verizon Center this week, denying rumors that it occurred while playing basketball at Barry Farm's Recreational Center. The injury possibly came as a result of a stress reaction that may have snapped all the way through. Asked how he was feeling, Blatche texted, "I'm good."

Blatche emerged as the Wizards' go-to-guy in the second half of the season, averaging 22.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting with 8.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks over his last 32 games. He blossomed after the team dealt away Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas was suspended for bringing guns to Verizon Center but the Wizards (26-56) finished the season just 9-23.

Blatche has had a few offseason missteps since being drafted 49th overall in 2005. A few weeks before his first training camp as a rookie, Blatche was shot in a botched carjacking attempt. He also was charged with sexual solicitation in the summer of 2007 after requesting sex from an undercover officer. Two years ago, Blatche was arrested for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license for the third time.

By Michael Lee  |  June 25, 2010; 4:55 PM ET
Categories:  Andray Blatche  
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Comments

The things a guy will do to avoid an offseason workout program.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 25, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Just when you thought our luck had turned a corner..

Posted by: dfresh58 | June 25, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Hope he keeps in shape this summer w/o re-injuring the foot.

This sux.

Posted by: elfreako | June 25, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

>>Andray Blatche breaks his left foot

Of course he did.

Posted by: dovelevine | June 25, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

curse o les bullez

Posted by: US-conscience | June 25, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

That sucks! Well, we can hope it's 4-6 weeks. Except for kal of course, who's rooting for amputation.

Posted by: divi3 | June 25, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Actually, that an injury that takes about 2 months to heal. He will be fine by October.

Posted by: US-conscience | June 25, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Actually, that an injury that takes about 2 months to heal. He will be fine by October.

Posted by: US-conscience

But woefully out of shape.

Posted by: gimmedat | June 25, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

His foot will probably be healed by then, but the issue of his conditioning will be a legit concern, because he's not going to be able to do much with a broken foot, and given his previous tendency to show up at camp in less than optimal shape, having an actual excuse for it doesn't bode well.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Dray can go ahead and purchase an air conditioner for the doghouse he'll be in when he comes to training camp with a big beer gut. Might as well be comfy.

Posted by: gimmedat | June 25, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

BTW, who believes the story that he broke it during a "morning workout"?

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Barry Farms, not Berry. But I guess it doesn't matter around here, sort of like Viers Mill versus Veirs Mill Road.

Hope he gets well soon. Never good to hear about a big man breaking a foot.

Posted by: rooster75 | June 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

This would be a good time to stop making fun of Vladimir Veremeenko.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | June 25, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"Dray can go ahead and purchase an air conditioner for the doghouse he'll be in when he comes to training camp with a big beer gut. Might as well be comfy."

I hear Best Buy is having a sale on flat screens.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 25, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I hear Best Buy is having a sale on flat screens.

Posted by: kalo_rama

LOL. Better jump on it, Dray!

Posted by: gimmedat | June 25, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

"Wizards forward Andray Blatche confirmed that he broke his left foot this week."

Fortunately, he has two of them, so he should be fine!

Posted by: ts35 | June 25, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

That's ok, EG drafted that no name French kid....oh wait. :(

Worst #17 pick EVAR!

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 25, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"Dray can go ahead and purchase an air conditioner for the doghouse he'll be in when he comes to training camp with a big beer gut. Might as well be comfy."

I hear Best Buy is having a sale on flat screens.

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 25, 2010 5:23 PM

And prices will never be lower than they are now for a Jacuzzi. The early bird gets the worm...

Posted by: harrybalz | June 25, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Classic Wiz crap on supposedly one of the best days in a long time for this Franchise. The Curse wanted to show us that no matter what good luck may get sprinkled in every now & then, he still runs the show. Dray should be ready for camp but it still wont be the same Dray that it couldve been. If he was working out now then that means it wouldve been 10 more weeks of working out and hitting the season like a machine. Now it will probably be mid season before he hits his real stride. He's so talented that he can still produce early on but its definitely another sucky setback. Plus with our luck, its likely to linger for the rest of the season

Posted by: dlts2041 | June 25, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Of course this happens to the Wizards. No matter what we will ALWAYS suck. EG's draft was TERRIBLE. Wall is too young to lead this team and will be corrupted by Gilbert and will wind up worse than Kwame brown.

His two draft picks were AWFUL, I scouted them both personally on the interwebs and they both look like they stink. Not even worthy of 3rd round picks!

We got rid of valueable cap space in getting Kurt Hindrich and now cant do what we SHOULD HAVE DONE and signed some big time free agents to MAX deals. MAX free agents are the ONLY way to win!

I just sold my Wiz season tickets for $10 a pop.

I am now a fan of another team.

Wiz SUCK. EG is terrible. Leonsis is a worst owner than Dan Snyder.

Posted by: LoJankFilDee19338333 | June 25, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Last time I checked... you don't need your feet to work on your upper body. Plus once he's in a walking boot, can't you work out on a treadmill to attempt to maintain a low level of endurance until he can run?

Posted by: tony325 | June 25, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Told the Serial Skirt Chaser bout chasing dem ho's up dere in Barry Farm's!!. LMAO!

Posted by: dargregmag | June 25, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

They need to change the name of the team or they will never rid the curse...

Posted by: DaveLopan | June 25, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is why Ernie G was loading up on young power forwards yesterday.

Posted by: dcinmd1 | June 25, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps this is why Ernie G was loading up on young power forwards yesterday.

Posted by: dcinmd1

They'll just break their feet too.

Posted by: and_1 | June 25, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Well moving forward, we know Teddy L. ain't signing off on a big money PF so that rules out Stoudemire, Boozer & Lee.

Here's a list of some affordable young guys that fit the company line:

Sean May
Amir Johnson
Ian Mahinmi
Louis Amundson
Josh Powell
Kris Humphries (might take his player option w/Nets)

These guys might cost more:
Udonis Haslem
Al Harrington

Clearly, the Wizards FO has to add somebody though... who do ya'll like?

Posted by: elfreako | June 25, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Pretty terrible news to kill the John Wall buzz. But at least it is June 25th and not September 25th. Should have plenty of time to heal up.

Posted by: akmed0 | June 25, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Blatche should be back on his feet for the regular season. They don't have to sign anyone. There are some younger guys on that list that it might not be bad to sign anyway, but they don't need to overreact.

The only thing that makes me nervous -- especially upon learning that Hinrich is a player that EG has long craved -- is that Harrington has also been a player that EG has been interested in. Please, god, no.

Posted by: ts35 | June 25, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Kris Humphries (might take his player option w/Nets)

Might? $3.2 mil. is about 3 times more than he's worth.

1. Mahinmi
2. Joel Anthony
3. Amundson(stays in Phoenix)

Mahinmi has the same agent as Seraphin, so that should be an advantage for the Wizards. The Spurs are reported to like him, but they don't want to pay the luxury tax for him. The same reason they let Scola go.

Posted by: djnnnou | June 25, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

He's done, if this true. No one ever comes back from foot surgery. Cut 'em and move on.

Posted by: millerdl6503 | June 25, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

He stepped on a boney hooker.... This guy could get in trouble or screw something up ANYWHERE, he is a diaster waiting to happen.

Posted by: shrshot | June 25, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Mahinmi? I thought no one around here liked the Frenchies.

Posted by: rickgonz | June 25, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Wizards forward Andray Blatche will have surgery on Friday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Since Ted wasn't smart enough to replace Ernie before the draft does anyone think he is smart enough to replace the medical staff now that one of his players are hurt?

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | June 25, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

"Since Ted wasn't smart enough to replace Ernie before the draft does anyone think he is smart enough to replace the medical staff now that one of his players are hurt?"

Honestly, Ted should dump everyone and start over right down to the ketchup filler.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | June 25, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the loss of Blatche suggests that the Wiz were fortunate to have drafted some bodies to play inside. None are as skilled as Blatche, but they're perhaps faster.

Posted by: Samson151 | June 25, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Samson151

How is Booker going to guard Odom, Garnett or any other PF over 6' 10"?

He could guard Landon Milboure when they played MD and he didn't even get drafted!

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | June 25, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Let us not forget that Blatche is bullet-proof.

Meanwhile, anybody know what Veremeenko's buyout is?

Posted by: PostSubscriber | June 25, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Booker puts signing Singleton on the back burner IMO.

The Wiz would be wise to add another PF/C at some point next month. I like Admundson, Powell & Mahinmi because they've battled all-stars every day in practice for the past 2 seasons. Plus they're all under 27.

Typically, those guys understand their role and are more than ready if they have to play extended minutes.

Posted by: elfreako | June 25, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

"Samson151 How is Booker going to guard Odom, Garnett or any other PF over 6' 10"?Posted by: bulletsfan78"

He isn't going to be asked to guard Kevin Garnett. That would be a bad matchup, and we try to avoid those, right? Blatche, on the other hand, plays Garnett well at both ends.

Booker might be asked to guard Lamar Odom, but Lamar is not your typical PF. On offense, he likes to drift outside. Out where a 6'8" guy can handle him. Don't forget what got Booker drafted higher than expected: his speed and jumping ability.

Trevor is just a piece in a puzzle. With McGee being so ineffective as a low post defender, and Blatche out, I suspect they'll be looking for somebody else to take on Garnett and his ilk.

Posted by: Samson151 | June 25, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

The Wiz 17th pick was on the World team that beat Wall, Cousins and other top high school players at the Nike Summitt in 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAXx0GQPYaY

Posted by: ptp23 | June 25, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

That "no name" french kid according to David Aldrige is suppose to be the next Nene and looking at his highlights looks like a beast, good size and skill package for a 6'9 bulit big fella. Lets give him a chance.

Posted by: DavidJSaur1 | June 25, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Its Barry Farms.

Posted by: MKadyman | June 25, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

First thought on Blatche's injury is that it seems a little early for the Wizards to start positioning themselves already for the 2011 Draft. Hopefully it's not too serious.

Posted by: JPRS | June 25, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

That "no name" french kid according to David Aldrige is suppose to be the next Nene and looking at his highlights looks like a beast, good size and skill package for a 6'9 bulit big fella. Lets give him a chance.

Posted by: DavidJSaur1 | June 25, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse


Give the guy a chance? Watch out with all that fair and reasonable thinking up here.

What you don;t know is that Wizards Insider is crawling with GMs who just didn't get a break.

Because taking a young athletic PF from France is nonsense, but taking an equally unproven player that no one really knows about from college at #17 would have the Wiz competing for a ring next year...

Posted by: p1funk | June 25, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

More trash reporting the Post "reporters" why do they have to repeat every piece of crap news whenever they do a story on someone they do not like or have an agenda about - yes Dray has had problems what the fu does that have to do with a broken foot?
And he confirmed, like someone knew and told. Yea and when did that get "reported?"

Posted by: h20law2000 | June 25, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

We're French toast.

Posted by: shovetheplanet | June 25, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Why should the casual fan know of a kid from France who is a mid first round pick? What do you even really know about a kid like Paul George who went a few picks higher? not much. I don't think a team would move up to take the kid at 17 if they felt he was going to be around much longer, just a hunch. Point is just bc the casual fan does not know much about a guy shouldn't really matter. When three top scouts/top basketball people say this kid is the next Nene and many teams were very high on the kid I think it will be ok. Anybody who can provide any toughness to a so called basketball skilled and atheltic yet soft frontline is fine by me.

Posted by: DavidJSaur1 | June 26, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

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