Alan Anderson confirmed a report from CSNmidatlantic.com over the weekend that his ability to participate fully with the Wizards at training camp, which begins Tuesday on the campus of Towson University, is in question.
He had surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle after the Brooklyn Nets were eliminated from the playoffs in May. He has had soreness and strength problems since then and has to be careful before going all-out with his new team.
“Just make sure I’m 100 percent. We don’t want to force anything and get me out there too early, try to force any issue with me getting out there faster than I should be," Anderson, 32, said Monday at the Wizards' media day at Verizon Center. "I’m coming along good. Training camp is here, we’ll see how much I can do.”
Fortunately for the Wizards, they're extremely deep at small forward with Otto Porter, Kelly Oubre and Martell Webster all healthy. Jared Dudley, who hasn't been cleared for contact after back surgery in July, is far along in his recovery and doing a lot of individual work. Anderson likely will cut back on contact drills or sit out parts of camp to prevent a setback.