The Washington Wizards learned Wednesday that forward Chris Singleton will be out the next six to eight weeks because of a fracture in his left foot at the base of the small toe, according to CSN Washington.
The team tips off its regular season Oct. 30 on the road against the Detroit Pistons, so Singleton will effectively miss the first week or two, barring any change to the timetable set by team doctors. News of his injury comes less than two weeks before the team is set to begin training camp at George Mason University in Virginia.
Singleton is entering a contract year after signing a rookie deal with the Wizards when the team selected him 18th overall in the 2011 draft. The 23-year old out of Florida State made 58 appearances for the Wizards last season, averaging 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 16 minutes per game but he will potentially see his on-court time at the small-forward spot diminish if not completely disappear with the arrival of the Wizards' third pick this year, the highly touted Otto Porter Jr. out of Georgetown. GOLLIVER AND MAHONEY: Top 100 players of 2014: Nos. 30-21