John Wall is nearing a return to the NBA. The 2010 #1 draft pick has been sidelined with multiple injuries since the beginning of 2019. Wall has not played a game since he underwent surgery that ruled him out for the 2018-19 season and then suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon that exempt him from playing again.
John Wall is an important player for the Washington Wizards. The five-time All-Star is arguably one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history. His tandem with fellow All-Star Bradley Beal has allowed the Wizards to crawl out from the depths of despair of the past few seasons.
Wall recently went on the ESPN Monday Tailgate show. While he was there primarily to talk football, he did praise the Washington Wizards’ performance in the NBA bubble.
“I think for our team, it was great to see the young guys go out there and get the opportunity to play, make mistakes, and learn from them. Watching the bubble at first was weird, with no fans, but those guys went out there and competed. At the end of the day, all you can do is play basketball at a high level and go out there and compete when you’re playing. And that’s what they did. I think we’ve seen a lot of great basketball. It was almost like guys were playing pick-up, they had a lot of freedom, and you saw a lot of high scoring games and stuff.”
As mentioned before, Wall is currently on the sidelines and has been since January 2019. Wall suffered complications from his initial surgery. He ruptured his left Achilles tendon after suffering a fall from home. The injuries and surgeries in quick succession had ruled him out for the rest of the 2018-19 season, and the entirety of the 2019-2020 season. His last game was a loss to the Detroit Pistons.
But now Wall has revealed he is completely healthy again. “I’m great. I’m 110% healthy. Just working on my body, my diet. Just waiting to see when they’ll let us play again because I’m itching.”
Wall’s injury update will be music to the ears of Wizards fans. They will hope the return of Wall and Bradley Beal can ensure a season with better results for their franchise.
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