It can't be easy to be a fan of the Washington Wizards. The team finished dead last in the Southeast Division for the last three seasons. This year, the team took a while to win its first game and is now 4-17 on the season. Only the dismal play of the 3-18 Charlotte Bobcats are keeping the Wizards out of last place in the division at this point.
Now word comes from the Washington Post that the team has lost the services of 6-11 Andray Blatche for the next three to five weeks due to a strained calf muscle in his left leg.
The 25-year-old Blatche, who was drafted in the second round in 2005 right out of high school, is averaging 10.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
"There is a lot of bleeding in there [the calf], which leads to inflammation," said Wizards interim coach Randy Wittman Monday, the Washington Post reports.