Washington Wizards leading scorer Gilbert Arenas underwent surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and will miss about three months.
Arenas had been experiencing swelling and soreness in the knee which he had surgically repaired late last season. After sitting out the past two games, Arenas underwent an MRI Wednesday morning. He underwent the surgery later in the afternoon.
Arenas thinks he reinjured the knee on Friday.
“Everything just started hurting after the game,” Arenas said, according to the Washington Post. “The pain came out of nowhere.”
Team officials say the surgery was a success and Arenas will begin rehabilitation soon.
“It’s a downer because I really thought I was getting back,” Arenas said, according to the Post. “It’s a big setback but I guess I’ll start all over again.”