facebook
twitter
search
search

Knee injury ends Gilbert Arenas' season

April 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM
| License Photo

CLEVELAND, April 30 (UPI) -- The Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas ended his season Wednesday because of a gimpy left knee.

The three-time all-star missed 66 regular-season games after surgery in November and has played sparingly in the first-round playoff series against Cleveland, which held a 3-2 advantage after losing Game 5 88-87 Wednesday.

"It's frustrating because I was willing to do anything," Arenas told The Washington Post. "I end up taking the shot, taking four different kinds of pain pills, Vicodin, I sound like a drug addict just to play in the game, and it still doesn't work. I need to rest it, go back and start rehabbing it again and get ready for next season."

WJLA-TV in Washington reported that Coach Eddie Jordan learned about Arenas' decision, announced one-hour before tipoff, through the media.

The seven-year NBA veteran will be a free agent in the off-season.

His career averages are 22.8 points, 5.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per contest.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking just yet
San Antonio Spurs optimistic about Ginobili returning
Texas Rangers' Hamilton now dealing with groin strain
Dillon wins Firecracker 250 at Daytona
Washington Nationals' Strasburg goes on DL with oblique strain