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John Wall to have knee reexamined today

John Wall has missed the entire NBA season so far due to an injury to his left patella, or kneecap. The injury was originally believed to keep him out eight to twelve weeks, with the twelve week mark coming up on Monday. Wall has yet to be cleared for practice, and a source tells ESPN that the Wizards will err on the side of caution regarding his return, only allowing him to play when he is “100% healthy.”

In order to get a better timetable for his return, Wall is having his knee reexamined by New York doctor Dr. David Altchek today. Altchek first diagnosed the injury back in late September.

Everyone cross their fingers.

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22 Comments for John Wall to have knee reexamined today

  1. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    10:35 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Scary, just plain scary. Hope nothing but the best for Mr. Wall.

  2. barn
    10:58 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    do we still have a basketball team? i haven’t heard anything about them lately.

  3. mike
    11:01 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wall is officially considered an NBA bust in my opinion. I love that guy to death but he has just failed to produce anything on that wizards team. I know hes not necessarily surrounded by the best…but jeese youd figure he would have made a lot more noise in the NBA by now. But here is to hoping he can get out of washington, recover from that knee, and have a good career. Go cats! BBN!

  4. James K
    11:05 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Mike, Wall has been a part of an EPICALLY terrible franchise for the past couple years, and they’re only now starting to build. I don’t think it’s time to call him a bust. He’s literally had ZERO help, and several very cancerous teammates.

  5. John Ellis
    11:07 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    It’s great that 18 year olds can lift themselves and their families out of poverty, but are they physically and mentally ready for the NBA and it’s brutal schedule and demands? Rarely. Cousins, Wall, Davis and many others have problems they would not if they’d been allowed to mature. A case of greed by the NBA, hope it doesn’t damage them permanently. Can we get some common sense about this? Being an NBA player is an adult occupation.

  6. Rickety Cricket
    11:16 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wall isn’t a bust but I don’t like his dancing and wiggling when he scores on a 10 win team. He needs to be professional, something that him and Cousins have never done. Looking back at the top picks in that whole draft all have been underwhelming so he’s not a total failure. The top 10 ( Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson, Cousins,Epke udoh, Greg Monroe, al Faroug Aminou, Gordan Hayward, Paul George) all are pretty bad. Gets worse further you go. May be one of the worst drafts of all time.

  7. Han
    11:57 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    3) Garnett never made the playoffs until he finally gave up and went to Boston, I think.

    Wall hasn’t carried the franchise to great heights (he’s not as prolific a scorer as you’d need), but if he’d been lucky enough to land on a better team like Rose, he’d probably be looking a lot better right now.

    5) I love our guys, and they’d be going thru similar problems if they could’ve gone straight out of high school, but it’s clear some of them aren’t ready to be the stars people expect. But to be fair, how many rookies who spent 4 years in college do much better their first 2-3 years in the NBA? It’s the same with the scrutiny of our freshmen at UK. Our guys start and play in more games than the vast majority of other freshmen, and they develop more by the end of the year because of it. Look around the last couple years and you’ll see tons of top freshmen riding the bench at other big schools. We consider them busts just because Cal has changed the perception of college freshmen by getting so many one-and-dones.

    Some of the NBA injuries are due to the fact that Wall and Davis went so high in the draft and were expected to start from day one. Going from 40 competitive games to 80 is a heavy toll on your knees and feet, especially when you’re on a bad team and have to do more yourself.

  8. Han
    11:58 am December 13, 2012 Permalink

    6) It’s a freaking game. Yeah, they’re getting paid more than most of us will ever make, but as a fan, I’d rather see guys having fun than acting like a machine.

    Out of those guys in that draft, Cousins is putting up the most stats, but he’s in a crappy franchise (like Bledsoe – they have so much talent on the Clippers).

  9. Wall isn't a bust
    12:03 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Wall is just fine. He is overlooked because he on a bad team. His numbers stack up fine beside other point guards. He just is having to go it alone. Now with bradly beal it probably would be better for the wizards to tank this season and get anther high draft pick. If anyone has watched them this year they are not that far off now. Add Wall and 1 or 2 more and they will start making some noise.

  10. OK
    12:18 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    5- Being an NBA player is an adult occupation? If kids can go straight from high school into the military, they absolutely can be NBA players. Hopefully niether one will damage them permanently.

  11. G-Unit
    12:18 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Its funny you consider him a bust when if the NBA doesnt manipulate the Blake Griffin injury Wall win ROY. No way should Griffin have been considered a rookie that year. Wall Avg 17pts and 9assists……

  12. Jughead
    12:35 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Made me do the Dougie. Now, my girlfriend has left me. I thought it would turn her on.

  13. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    12:37 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    John Wall is not a bust, not even close right now but the knee injury is troubling to say the least. If he doesn’t come back with the same explosiveness, he will be a bust. Take away John’s burst and you take away almost all of his game.

  14. Jughe
    12:44 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    If Wall doesn’t learn to shoot, he’ll be a bust.

  15. Talent Scout
    12:51 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    #7 & #8 Fact remains of that whole draft Wall and Cousins included there is not one franchise player. Bledsoe is getting hype now but 3 years after draft and not in full playing time so he’s as unproven as the rest. George looks like he could for Indiana and if Cousins ever figures his life out he could too. I don’t think it will happen for Wall, he doesn’t have the mentality of a leader, he’s too “me” to want to make others around him better which is what a franchise player does. Oh and Garnett and Marbury went to conference finals in Minnesota and Chicago wasn’t a playoff team until Rose got there. Maybe you should keep to your roots in college basketball and leave the NBA to the grownups.

  16. Action Dan
    1:13 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink


    Lets see how Wall stacks up against Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose and Steve Nash:

    Wall (career averages) – 16.3 ppg, 8.2 apg, 4.6 rpg, 1.6 spg

    Steve Nash (career averages) – 14.4 ppg, 8.6 apg, 3.0 rpg, 0.7 spg

    Chris Paul (career averages) – 18.7 ppg, 9.8 apg, 4.4 rpg, 2.4 spg

    Derrick Rose (career averages) – 21.0 ppg, 6.8 apg, 3.8 rpg, 0.9 spg

    Deron Williams (career averages) – 17.6 ppg, 9.1 apg, 3.2 rpg, 1.1 spg

  17. Ukinhc
    1:23 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Dan, how dare you bring facts into this?!?!

  18. ThatsAShame
    1:37 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Jughe: Rondo can’t shoot. Is he a bust?

  19. Jughead
    1:43 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    @shame: Wall ain’t no Rondo.

  20. racerX
    3:14 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    “John Wall has missed the entire NBA season so far due to an injury to his left patella, or kneecap”

    Are you kidding me? These teams pay these guys millions of dollars to play a kids game. If they were playing against kids, they probably wouldn’t get hurt, but they play against other grown men. Knowing that the possibility of injury is always present, why don’t they have a medical staff that can determine if an injury is to the patella, or the kneecap? Have they tried an ecg, or a magneto-thing? I don’t know much about doctoring but I know John Wall deserves better than this.

  21. Action Dan
    3:29 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    Yo…a patella is a knee cap…

  22. Keep Coach Rock
    5:53 pm December 13, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to see Wall play on a team with some better players. Kid can play and is very good at distributing the ball. Him and beal could be a very good back court for years to come.