Friday, September 28, 2012

John Wall Hurts Knee

John Wall
Wall will miss eight weeks due to a knee injury. (Photo: Keith Allison)
Wizards guard John Wall will be shut down for the next weeks due to what is being called a stress injury to his knee. Michael Lee has the full report here.

Wall visited an orthopedic specialist yesterday after experiencing discomfort. He had an MRI done which revealed the early stages of an injury. Fortunately, surgery will not be required for this injury. Wall will begin rehabilitation immediately.

John Wall is the heart and soul of the Wizards. He is the spark plug that runs the offense and makes everything come together. Wall will join forward Nene on the sidelines as he is recovering from plantar faciitis.

Last season, Wall played in every single of the lockout shortened 66 game season. Wall averaged 16 points per game and eight assists per game. He is expected to once again be the leader of the team.

Shelvin Mack and AJ Price, who was signed this offseason, will assume the point guard responsibilities when the Wizards open training camp this coming Tuesday.

Hopefully, this injury doesn't turn out to be a pesky lingering injury and Wall will be able to recover fully with a little rest. The Wizards will be needing his services this coming season.

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Source: Washington Post