Stackhouse Has Surgery, Date of Return Uncertain
Steve Wyche, Washington Post
CLEVELAND, Oct. 21 -- Washington Wizards leading scorer Jerry Stackhouse had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday afternoon in New York to repair worn lining under his kneecap and to determine whether there was further damage.
Results of the procedure won't be released until Wednesday, according to the Wizards. No timetable has been set for his return. However, the recovery and rehabilitation is expected to take several weeks and Stackhouse is expected to start the season on the injured list, which would require him to miss the first five games.
The injury problems, however, don't end there for the Wizards.
Starting shooting guard Larry Hughes (sore left Achilles' tendon), who was projected to be one of the main scoring leaders along with Stackhouse, did not practice Tuesday and is doubtful for Washington's preseason game Wednesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hughes has missed the previous two exhibitions and is questionable for Friday's preseason finale at Atlanta.
The Wizards continue to say that Hughes is being kept out of action as a precaution and that his tendon should heal properly if it isn't overexerted.