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Washington Wizards Injuries: Rashard Lewis Limited By Knee Pain, May Need Surgery After Season

The Washington Wizards' highest-paid players has knee pain. No, I'm not talking about Gilbert Arenas again. Instead, I'm talking about Rashard Lewis, the man acquired for Arenas in December. Lewis has been playing through tendonitis in his right knee, and while he has no plans to sit out yet, he did admit that surgery may have to be an option.

Via Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner:

"Surgery is an option, just to clean it out, a scope, but it's not something that I want to do right now," said Lewis. "I think it'd be an option after the season, but we're going to see how it feels over these next couple of games leading up to the break, just to decide what we're going to do."

Lewis had been averaging 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 25 games since the December trade, all while playing over 35 minutes a contest. He said the problem began early in the year, when he was with the Magic, and has not improved much since then. 

Coach Flip Saunders said Lewis will take a couple days off, but the plan is for him to play against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.