Washington Wizards veteran guard CJ Miles, a recent addition via the Dwight Howard trade, underwent a surgical procedure to repair a stress fracture in his left foot Thursday afternoon, the team announced.
Miles, 32, had the percutaneous surgery after consulting with the team’s new medical and performance executive, Daniel Medina. It was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
The team said in a statement that Miles met with Martin O’Malley, who performed the surgery, as well as Wizards orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih and Medina, who was announced this week as the chief of athlete care and performance for the newly formed Monumental Basketball.
Miles is expected to wear a walking boot, with the team saying he will be reevaluated for a return to basketball activities in six weeks. Working with that timeline, the earliest the Wizards would have an update would be the first week of September. The team is expected to start training camp around the end of September.
The Wizards acquired Miles this month in a trade that sent Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies. Washington added to its shooting depth with Miles, who has played 14 seasons in the NBA as a versatile wing. Miles has averaged 9.6 points on 35.9 percent shooting from beyond the three-point arc and 41.2 percent overall in his career.
“Our medical team has done a fantastic job of proactively diagnosing CJ’s condition and establishing a treatment protocol,” Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard said in the team’s statement about the surgery. “He will continue to be a positive influence on our team as he works through his rehab, and we’re looking forward to getting him back on the court when he is healthy.”
On Tuesday, Miles participated in his first team event during the Jr. Wizards basketball camp at Bender Arena on the campus of American University.
Courtesy: Washington Post