Jamison Has Surgery

Washington Post—May 8, 2009

Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison had a bone spur removed from his right ankle at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Thursday. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to the team.

Jamison played the first 81 games last season, averaging 22.2 points and 8.9 rebounds, but his pursuit of a sixth 82-game season came to end after he developed some discomfort in his right foot in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' loss to the Toronto Raptors on April 13.

Jamison, who turns 33 next month, originally injured himself during the Wizards' 109-101 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 2 -- the only time this season that he was able to play with Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood and Caron Butler. Despite missing the season finale, Jamison still finished fourth in the league in minutes played (3,095) behind Andre Iguodala, Joe Johnson and O.J. Mayo.

At the end of the season, Jamison said he hoped that he didn't need surgery but if it happened, it would be "just another bump in the road."

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