- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 5, 2006

Last night at MCI Center

Seen and heard

Washington Wizards forward Jarvis Hayes, who fractured his right knee twice in 2005 — most recently Dec. 16 — hasn’t ruled himself out for the rest of the season, but he is considering it.

“It might make sense,” Hayes said before the game. “I still haven’t made a decision either way. But it’s one of those things where the length of my career is more important. That’s what I’m looking at.”

Hayes said the injury isn’t as severe as it was the first time. He is doing some running and jumping on the knee, which is a good sign, but he is understandably cautious with the situation.



“Right now I’m not looking at something that is career-threatening,” he said. “But if it happens three times, then it might become a bigger problem. I mean, the fact that it’s happened twice it’s already bad enough. I just want it to get completely right. I have to make sure that I’m more cautious than ever.”

There still has been no time frame set for his return.

KEY TO THE GAME

After scoring 38 points in the third quarter — five more than they did in the first half — the Hawks scored just 14 points in the fourth.

John N. Mitchell

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