John Wall was courtside along with teammate Rui Hachimura as they watched the Washington Mystics and Elena Delle Donne win Game 1 of the WNBA Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night, but all the talk was about Wall’s ruptured Achilles.
During a sideline interview with NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller, Wall gave fans an update on his progress as he recovers from surgery.
He’s now moved on to shooting jumpshots.
“I’m great, man. Just rehabbing, working out and lifting weights. I’m shooting some jumpshots, doing some ball-handling and stuff like that,” Wall told Miller.
Now seven months post-surgery, Wall is still expected to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 NBA season, but it’s good to hear that he’s getting back onto the court and progressing through his rehab.
John Wall x Rui Hachimura in the house supporting the Mystics ? pic.twitter.com/2xo6z2W6QO
— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) September 18, 2019
The Washington Wizards managing partner, Ted Leonsis, has stated that Wall will “probably” miss all of next season and Wall himself said that he doesn’t plan to rush anything.
“I understand because I’ve played through injuries before that if I try to come back too soon or too fast, I could be hurt and have to start all over again. I’m not trying to go through that process again, so I’m finally taking my baby steps,” Wall said.
Also, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a fantastic picture of Wall and teammate Bradley Beal donning some face masks as they honor the WNBA’s MVP Delle Donne – who regularly sports a face mask – from Thursday night’s Game 2 Mystics’ win.
John Wall x Bradley Beal in their Elena Delle Donne masks ? pic.twitter.com/FDkzUR2Hzk
— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) September 20, 2019