Published: Tue, January 30, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Wall to miss 6 weeks due to knee injury

Wall to miss 6 weeks due to knee injury

Parker also performed two knee surgeries on Wall in May 2016, according to ESPN. In his absence, the Wizards likely will split the lead guard's minutes between second-year player Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier, the Post reported, and lean on shooting guard Bradley Beal (23.9 ppg) for more offense.

Before today's news, Wall was already expected to miss tonight's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (7 ET, NBA League Pass). He previously had fluid drained from the knee and had undergone injections in hopes of alleviating the pain. "We want to make sure, not only with John but with all our guys that their career is most important". "We just know that they're going to all meet and we're going to go from there". The problem: When the knee is sore, he is, according to the Post, "a pedestrian point guard who routinely struggles to stay in front of his matchups and settles for jump shots". Though he's rarely been at full strength for the past season and a half, Wall hadn't missed significant time due to the knee issues, but the upcoming procedure could keep him off the court for up to two months.

Wall had been slated to play for Team LeBron on February 18 in Los Angeles in what would have been his fifth straight All-Star Game.

Wall, who had been selected to his fifth All-Star game, has suffered from a recurrence of soreness and swelling in his left knee.

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