The good news is that Gilbert Arenas' status for Thursday's season opener is now known after a few days of speculation. The bad news is that it is not the status we were hoping for.
Gilbert Arenas will miss at least the first two games of the season as he continues to nurse an injury that the team is calling a strained tendon in his ankle, according to Chris Miller of CSN Washington. Miller also points out that Gilbert has a walking boot on the injured ankle.
Earlier this week we heard that if Gilbert was unable to go in the team's first game that Al Thornton would be his likely replacement in the starting lineup, so expect him to be on the floor when the Wizards open their season tomorrow against the Magic.
The third game of the year will be played next Tuesday. There is no word on if the organization anticipates Gilbert to be healthy in time to play in that game. However the fact that he is in a walking boot does not bode well for an early return. We'll have more reaction from the team and Gilbert as soon as it becomes available.