Friday 30th September 2016,
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Randy Wittman: Wall’s Injury Headed in Right Direction

randy_wittman_john_wallThe extent of John Wall’s injury were both a surprise and a devastating blow, but the Wizards have somehow managed to take the edge on the series vs. Atlanta.

Although Wall will not play in game 4 either, coach Randy Wittman remains optimistic about John’s progress.

“It’s headed in the right direction,” Wittman said. “Again, we’re not to the point of him doing anything on the floor yet of that nature. But it’s heading to a situation where hopefully he can get a ball in his hand and see how that feels and you just take those steps like that.” […] “That’s the number one thing,” Wittman said of the swelling. “Before we move anywhere else, before he does anything down there with a ball, he’s got to get that out of there. There’s no sense in trying to do anything with the ball while it’s swollen.”

“Guys, I spoke with a Wizards executive earlier today, and while it’s not official, I was given the impression that it’s highly unlikely John Wall returns for this series, or even the postseason,” ESPN reporter Chris Broussard said prior to Game 3. “They told me they are looking 10 years down the road, not the next game, not even the next series. If there’s any chance of him further injuring himself, they will hold him out.”

H/T: Washington Post

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