Blatche out of hospital after attempted carjacking

Updated: September 27, 2005, 7:17 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards rookie Andray Blatche was released from the hospital Tuesday, two days after being shot in an attempted carjacking.

"He is doing very well, and we are very encouraged by his progress," Wizards president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld said.

The 19-year-old forward was shot once in the chest early Sunday morning while riding in a car near his home in Alexandria, Va.

Blatche, from Connecticut's South Kent Prep School, was the 49th overall pick in this year's NBA draft.

The Wizards open training camp next Tuesday in Richmond, Va. Regarding Blatche's status, Grunfeld said, "At this time it is too early to determine a timetable for his return to action."

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