Brown breaks bone in pickup game

WASHINGTON -- Wizards forward Kwame Brown broke a bone in
his right foot during a pickup game in Georgia last week and will
have surgery Tuesday.

"Our doctors are confident that the surgery will be successful
and that Kwame will be ready for training camp in October," general manager Ernie Grunfeld said Monday.

Grunfeld said Brown was playing with some college players last
Sunday when he "turned to run and felt something pop."

Brown notified the Wizards the next day, and the team waited
until the swelling had gone down to schedule the surgery.

"He was in great shape," Grunfeld said. "It was unfortunate
that it happened, but it was something that happened. We'll deal
with it and rehab it and move forward."

Brown, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft, set career highs with 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds last season.