Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will be out two to three months with a lateral left meniscus tear in his knee. The injury will require arthroscopic surgery, which will be performed today at Sibley Memorial Hospital by team doctor Marc Connell.
The Wizards (39-35) have eight games remaining in the regular season, are currently seeded sixth in the Eastern Conference and are one full game behind Miami in the Southeast Division. All-Star forward Caron Butler (broken bone in right hand) is already out for six weeks.
Arenas collided with Charlotte’s Gerald Williams on an attempted layup during the first quarter of the Wizards’ 108-100 loss to the Bobcats last night.
Congrats to longtime Rick Pitino associate Kevin Willard (above, right), named today as Jeff Ruland’s replacement at Iona.