Wizards’ Wall to undergo knee surgery

Wizards guard John Wall may be nearing a return from a knee issue.

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will undergo left knee surgery Wednesday in Cleveland and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, according to the Washington Post.

Wall’s knee has been bothering him since Nov. 7 after he collided knee-to-knee with a Dallas Mavericks player. In late November, Wall received platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections to reduce inflammation and was forced to miss nine games.

The Wizards’ floor general has played well since returning from that absence but teammates have noticed Wall is still not his usual explosive self. After meeting with the same doctor who performed his two knee surgeries in the summer of 2016, Wall and his camp decided to have this clean up so that he can be ready for the playoffs.

“We spend a lot of time together,” Wizards forward Markieff Morris told reporters Tuesday. “We sit next to each other on the plane. He was dealing with being uncomfortable but he was pushing through it. He’s a true warrior. I’m just glad we figured this thing out so he can get healthy and by the time he comes back, we’ll be in a playoff push and ready for the postseason.”

Wall will obviously miss the 2018 All-Star game. He’s averaging 19.4 points and 9.3 assists on the season while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three.

The Wizards are currently in the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

 

 

 

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