The Wizards got a tough blow today, as Martell Webster went under the knife to repair a herniated disc in his back. From the team itself:

The Washington Wizards announced today that forward Martell Webster had successful microdisectomy surgery yesterday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.  He will begin the rehab process immediately and is expected to miss approximately three to five months before resuming basketball activity.

 

The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins Jr. in Los Angeles following consultation with team doctors earlier in the week.  Webster sustained the injury during a routine workout at the Wizards’ practice facility last week. 

 

Webster averaged 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting .392 from three-point range in 78 games (13 starts) for the Wizards last season.