Just days after returning to practice, John Wall is expected to make his season debut in just a few weeks. According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, John Wall is set to make his return in approximately two weeks.
This is great news for Wizards fans, as John Wall hasn’t had a clear timetable since he was diagnosed with a stress injury in his knee. Wall returned to practice on Thursday and was said to have participated in some contact drills.
After expecting to miss just 10 games of the season, Wall has already sat out of 31 games this year. I think it’s quite obvious that the Wizards had originally misdiagnosed John Wall’s injury, or their optimism for his return was a bit too high. Stress injuries, or ‘stress fractures’ as John Wall called it, usually take longer to heal than ‘6-8′ weeks as originally reported. Blake Griffin suffered a similar injury during his rookie season, and was forced to sit out the entire year. Luckily, the Wizards will supposedly have John Wall for the majority of the season.
If Wall doesn’t suffer any unexpected setbacks (and let’s hope he doesn’t), he’ll most likely be brought along slowly into the rotation. As Wizards head coach Randy Wittman stated, now it’s just a matter of getting John Wall back in shape.
After losing to the Brooklyn Nets in heartbreaking fashion on Friday night, the Wizards have fallen to 4-27. Needless to say, the Wizards could use all the help they could get.
The Wizards will meet the Miami Heat tomorrow night, followed by a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oh boy.