Veteran forward Bobby Dandridge was placed on injured reserve yesterday by the Washington Bullets, who also signed free-agent David Britton from Texas A&M to fill out the roster.

Rookie Carlos Terry, who injured his knee Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, was hospitalized yesterday for tests that are to continue today to determine if he will need sugery.

If there is ligament damage to Terry's left knee he could be lost for the rest of the season. Cartilage damage would sideline him for up to three weeks but if it's a lesser injury he could return in a few days.

The Bullets said there would be no further player moves until his status is clarified.

The loss of Terry is a critical one for the Bullets. A free agent out of Winston-Salem State, Terry has become one of the most exciting and popular team members and proved his value at both small forward and shooting guard.

In the Bullets' most recent game, against Indiana Saturday, Terry sparked his team after replacing Greg Ballard at small forward. He played only 10 minutes before going down with his knee injury, but in that time was four for four from the floor, grabbed a couple of rebounds, had three assists and a steal.

Dandridge, who was not available for comment, has to sit out a minimum of five games.

Britton was signed to a 10-day contract and he can be re-signed to another such term. After that the Bullets can add him to the roster for the rest of the season or release him.

Britton, 6-foot-4, was a third-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks but was cut Sept. 12 and played three months with Lehigh Valley of the Continental Basketball Association. Britton played two seasons under Don Moran, now a Bullet assistant coach, at Potomac State Junior College in West Virginia before transferring to Texas A&M where he averaged 11.1 points and 3.1 rebounds for two seasons.