Wizards lose Stevenson for season

Updated: March 6, 2009, 1:19 PM ET
Associated Press

DeShawn Stevenson

Stevenson

WASHINGTON -- Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson had season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc.

Stevenson will start rehab in two weeks and is expected to resume basketball activity in three to four months.

Bothered much of the season by lower back pain, Stevenson averaged 6.6 points and 3.1 assists in 32 games, while shooting only 31.2 percent on field-goal attempts and 53.3 percent from the foul line.

The Wizards entered Friday an Eastern Conference-worst 14-47.


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