C.J. Miles to undergo left foot surgery under Kevin Durant’s doctor
Washington Wizards forward C.J. Miles is slated to undergo percutaneous surgery to repair stress fracture in his left foot, the team announced on Thursday. The procedure will be performed Thursday afternoon by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
O’Malley is the same surgeon that operated on Kevin Durant during his Jones Fracture in 2015 and most recently after a torn Achilles in the NBA Finals.
The procedure was recommended after a consultation between Dr. O’Malley, Monumental Basketball Chief of Athlete Care & Performance Dr. Daniel Medina and Wizards Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih.
“Our medical team has done a fantastic job of proactively diagnosing C.J.’s condition and establishing a treatment protocol,” said Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard. “He will continue to be a positive influence on our team as he works through his rehab and we’re looking forward to getting him back on the court when he is healthy.”
Miles, who was likely heading into the season as the starting small forward in head coach Scott Brooks’ rotation, will be re-evaluated after approximately six weeks.
The Wizards acquired Miles from the Memphis Grizzlies after trading Dwight Howard on July 6.
Miles has career averages of 9.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game, but managed only 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds during a divided stint between the Toronto Raptors and the Grizzlies.