Wizards holding John Wall out two weeks due to knee discomfort, inflammation

  • Wizards holding John Wall out two weeks due to knee discomfort, inflammation

Wizards holding John Wall out two weeks due to knee discomfort, inflammation

The Washington Wizards will be without the services of All-Star point guard John Wall for the next two weeks as he deals with inflammation in his left knee, the team reported on Saturday.

"Following consultation with Dr. Richard D. Parker at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount and Wizards Head Team Physician Wiemi Douoguih, Wall will receive PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and viscosupplementation injections to reduce the inflammation in his left knee", the Wizards said in a press release. Wall is a player who utilizes blazing speed with his dribbling, crossover and scoring so a knee injury is definitely something the team wants to take care of.

Wall initially reported swelling on November 11, his left knee inflammation began after "knee-to-knee contact" during a November 7 game against the Mavericks. As a result, Wall sat out against the Toronto Raptors but returned against the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets.

Wall is averaging 20.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

The Wizards sit at 10-8 and are now placed at 7th in the Eastern Conference.

Washington is 1-1 this season without Wall, who also missed a game because of a shoulder injury. "Two weeks are not two months".

Backup Tim Frazier replaces Wall in the starting lineup with Tomas Satoransky moving into the rotation.

"Next guy has to step up".