Wizards’ Harrington to miss at least a month

Washington Wizards reserve combo forward Al Harrington, who has not played since November 12, underwent diagnostic arthroscopy on his right knee to “clean out loose particles” according to the team.

Harrington had a staph infection on that knee last season and it caused him to miss virtually every game with the Orlando Magic. Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Harrington suffered a “setback” on the knee, making the procedure necessary. Harrington will miss at least a month and then be re-evaluated.

The Wizards are struggling badly with their bench this season [out-scored last night 34-5 by the Nuggets] and were counting on Harrington to provide some scoring punch. However, even when he was healthy — if he ever actually was healthy — Harrington struggled badly, averaging under eight points a game and shooting a miserable 36.5% from the field.