Brown breaks bone in pickup game

Updated: August 2, 2004, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Wizards forward Kwame Brown broke a bone in his right foot during a pickup game in Georgia last week and will have surgery Tuesday.

"Our doctors are confident that the surgery will be successful and that Kwame will be ready for training camp in October," general manager Ernie Grunfeld said Monday.

Grunfeld said Brown was playing with some college players last Sunday when he "turned to run and felt something pop."

Brown notified the Wizards the next day, and the team waited until the swelling had gone down to schedule the surgery.

"He was in great shape," Grunfeld said. "It was unfortunate that it happened, but it was something that happened. We'll deal with it and rehab it and move forward."

Brown, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft, set career highs with 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds last season.

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