Washington Wizards forward Andray Blatche will be shut down for a period of time in order to regain his conditioning according to a tweet by Washington Post Wizards Insider Michael Lee.
Randy Wittman just said Andray Blatche will be shut down for the next few weeks to get conditioning back from strained left calf #wizards
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 20, 2012
Blatche had only just returned from injury on March 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers and has scored in double figures only two times since then. He's also not made more than 5 rebounds since his first game back from injury in that March 3 game, where he grabbed 9 rebounds. It culminated with a playing time of only five minutes in Sunday's loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Blatche was talked about as a player that could have possibly been traded before the deadline, but he remains with the Wizards and now they have to have him take a break just to get his body ready to play again. It does not speak highly to Blatche's work ethic, which has been a questionable factor his entire career.