Injured Arenas Looks Finished for the Season

By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2007 8:39 PM CDT
Washington Wizards   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Gilbert Arenas, the hot-shooting Washington guard sportswriters are now legally required to describe as "quirky," is out for 2 to 3 months with a knee injury.  Unless he recovers and the Wizards reach the NBA Finals minus both him (their leading scorer) and fellow All-Star Caron Butler (out six weeks with a broken hand), he will not play again this season.

Washington has the 6th seed in the near-historically inept Eastern Conference and is unlikely to miss the playoffs altogether, even missing its two best players.  However, a once-promising season now looks destined to succumb in the first round.  There is always next year, young Gilbert.  There is always next year.