Caron Butler’s Hip Is Messed Up

by February 28, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

This is obviously the last thing an already injury-riddled Washington squad needed: Caron Butler, their leading scorer and a man playing like he’s possessed this season, has a much more serious hip problem than what was initially diagnosed.

The Wizards announced earlier tonight that injured forward Caron Butler has a small labral tear of his left hip joint.

Clearly, he hasn’t been right since he originally hurt the hip in a loss at Milwaukee on Jan. 27 (he was a monster that night, scoring a career-high 40 points). He missed the next three games, then returned for a game against the Lakers on Feb. 3 but aggravated the injury two days later at Philly and hasn’t played since.

The good news for the Wiz is that Gilbert Arenas should be back on the court sometime in the next month or so (and hopefully next week, when I attend the Wizards/Raptors game in Toronto).

In the meantime, prepare for the losses to keep piling up, Washingtonians. After all, DeShawn and his ghastly beard can only perform so many miracles.