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Wizards’ CJ Miles out of walking boot, but no set timeline for return as training camp nears

CJ Miles, Wizards

Washington Wizards swingman CJ Miles underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot back in July. The procedure was recommended after Miles consulted with Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

The Wizards announced Thursday that Miles is out of his walking boot and participating in non-contact drills, although he won’t participate fully in training camp and could miss the start of the regular season:

The Wizards acquired CJ Miles from the Memphis Grizzlies in the Dwight Howard trade. The lefty split time with the Toronto Raptors and Grizzlies last season. Miles averaged 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds while shooting 36.0 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Miles is joined by Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas on the injury list. Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb on Wednesday. IT is expected to miss 6-8 weeks before returning to action.

Miles, 32, has career averages of 9.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 838 games with the Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Raptors and Grizzlies. He will stretch the floor and provide veteran leadership for the Wizards once he’s ready to play again.