Report: Andray Blatche Will Be Back In Time For Training Camp

The broken foot that has kept Andray Blatche out for almost six weeks should be all healed by the time the team starts training camp in about a month.

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Report: Andray Blatche Will Be Ready For Camp

It's been about six weeks since Andray Blatche broke his foot, and according to team sources and the man himself, his recovery is going well; from Michael Lee.

Andray Blatche assured me in a text message today that he will be ready when training camp begins. Blatche had his boot removed about 10 days ago, Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said on Monday.

Some minor clarification ...

Although Blatche has been riding a bike and working on the elliptical machine in recent days, Grunfeld said he has yet to be cleared to participate in basketball related activites. Grunfeld added that Blatche was able to keep down his weight despite limited mobility.

"He's making good progress," Grunfeld said, without committing to a time when Blatche would be back on the court. "But we're not going to rush."

You always want to have a full roster for training camp, but it's good to see the Wizards are going to be patient, and bring Blatche back slowly. You don't want to start the season off with a nagging injury, especially on your foot.

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Andray Blatche Elaborates On How He Hurt His Foot

It's been a few weeks since Andray Blatche had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot, and as the summer comes to a close, Michael Lee has some more information about when that injury might have happened, even if Blatche isn't totally sure himself.

Blatche is still unsure when the injury occurred. He played some pickup basketball at Barry Farm but said the pain became overwhelming during a workout at Verizon Center. "I was walking on it a little bit, playing on it a little bit. I was limping, but still doing stuff," he said. "I went to the doctor's office after a couple of days and was like, 'This hurts.' They said, 'Yeah, you broke it.' "

(Total Speculation Alert) It sounds like Blatche broke his foot while playing pick up at Barry Farm, then noticed it while working out with the Wizards. No matter when the injury happened, it seems like Blatche is getting ready for the season despite it.

"I keep working hard and going through rehab," Blatche said recently. "I changed my diet, working harder. Eating right and drinking right. Before the foot injury, I was in the gym every day working, so my body could be ready for the 82 games. That's the main thing for me, my body. That's what I'm focusing on. Just rehabbing, taking it day by day, working out. Not trying to be lazy. So, I'm getting in the weight room."

I'm not sure how Andray is working on his conditioning with a bum wheel, but more power to him. Andray has never been a guy who struck me as the hardest worker, but it seems like he is trying his hardest to turn that perception around. If he can come to camp healthy, and in better shape than we've seen him in the past, he has a chance to benefit greatly from John Wall's presence and become the interior scorer this team desperately needs to be successful.

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Andray Blatche Could Return By Training Camp

The original estimate for Andray Blatche's return as he recovers from foot surgery was three months. It appears that late September is, indeed, the target date:

The timetable would keep Blatche out until late September, which would put his return close to training camp.

"Time will tell how everything comes together, but it's possible for training camp also," Grunfeld said. "It just depends on how quickly the healing process goes. Those kind of things, you don't know. Our doctors say he'll have a 100 percent recovery. It's just unfortunate he was having a very good summer up until this point."

GM Ernie Grunfeld also stated that because Blatche is expected to be back and healthy prior to the regular season, his injury will not impact decision making during the free agency period.

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Report: Andray Blatche Had Succesful Foot Surgery

InsideHoops.com reports that Andray Blatche underwent successful foot surgery.

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.

Michael Lee of the Washington Post also reports that the timeline is 3 months, which is slightly longer than earlier reports that stated Blatche would miss 8-10 weeks.

To discuss the injury and everything Wizards, head over to SB Nation’s Bullets Forever, where the discussion is already going full force.

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Blatche Will Have Surgery Today On Right Foot

New updates are coming in regarding Andray Blatche's injury. Apparently it is his right foot that is broken (not his left), and the injury occurred at the Verizon Center (not Berry Farms). According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Blatche will have surgery today to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

Not a great ending to what was otherwise a banner day for the Washington Wizards.

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Report: Andray Blatche Will Miss 8-10 Weeks With Broken Foot

Andray Blatche's broken foot will reportedly keep him out of action for 8-10 weeks this summer, according to SI's Chris Mannix. Mannix reports that Blatche broke his foot "working out," but there remains speculation that the injury occurred in an outdoor pickup summer game at Barry Farms.

He's not expected to miss any regular-season time, but this will likely hold back his regular summer routine.

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Report: Andray Blatche Has Broken Left Foot

On a day when everything was supposed to be good for the Wizards, some bad news struck: Andray Blatche has apparently broken his left foot, according to Michael Lee.

It remains unclear whether Blatche broke it in a workout, as he claims, or whether he broke it playing in the Barry Farms Summer League, which is what is rumored, according to Lee.

More to come.

 

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