John Wall to have knee reexamined

December 13, 2012
Bradley Beal and John Wall
John Wall, right, has been sidelined all season  with a knee injury. (Johnathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Washington Wizards official confirms that point guard John Wall, who has missed the entire season with a stress injury to his left patella, will have his knee reexamined by noted orthopedic specialist David Altchek in New York on Friday.

The official said the team has no timetable for Wall’s return.

The upcoming examination was first reported by ESPN.com.

The Wizards announced that Wall would miss “approximately” eight weeks with the injury on Sept. 28, about 11 weeks ago.

He has been unable to practice, scrimmage or elevate to shoot during that time. 

Wall first started feeling discomfort in his left knee about a month before the team announced his injury, but he continued to train as usual until the pain forced him to have an MRI exam, which came back negative. Three weeks later, with training camp approaching, Wall continued to notice something was wrong with his leg.

He then traveled to New York for his first examination by Altchek and was diagnosed with the stress injury. Altchek has been treating Wall since the diagnosis. 

The 2010 No. 1 overall pick has averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds in his first two seasons with the Wizards. The team was constructed to complement his speed and playmaking ability, and several players have struggled in his absence.

More details to come.

 

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Michael Lee · December 12, 2012

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