Wizards star John Wall will miss more than a month.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has been hampered by an unspecified left knee ailment recently. He missed the Wizards’ last game and went to Cleveland to see an orthopedic surgeon.
It appears Wall got an answer from the surgeon, and its not one Wiz fans were hoping for. He will reportedly miss significant time.
According to The Washington Post’s Candace Parker, Wall will undergo a knee procedure tomorrow to “clean up” the area. He’s out for six weeks.
This is a brutal blow for the Wizards, who are currently tied for fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-22 record. That’s a disappointing considering the team was expected to take a step forward this season after winning 49 games and a playoff series a year ago.
Additionally, while the Milwaukee Bucks, the team Washington is deadlocked with, just got one of their young stars (Jabari Parker) back from a knee injury.
Meanwhile, one of Washington’s top players is now out of action.
Wall’s 19.4 points per game are second on the team behind Bradley Beal, and his 9.3 assists per contest are second in the league behind Russell Westbrook.
DEVELOPING: John Wall will undergo a knee procedure tomorrow (described as a clean up). He will miss six weeks & will not play in upcoming All-Star weekend, The Washington Post has learned.
Story coming soon.
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) January 30, 2018
With Wall sidelined, the Wizards are exceptionally thin at point guard. Reserve Tim Frazier played 27 minutes in his place on Saturday and dished out 14 assists, but he’s struggled this season and was buried on the bench before Wall went out.
Tomas Satoransky has served as the team’s backup at point guard of late, but he’s a natural small forward.
The Wizards have nine days before the NBA trade deadline to bring in a replacement via trade.