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An Update on John Wall’s Injury Recovery



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.

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.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for An Update on John Wall’s Injury Recovery

  1. JASUN74
    11:06 pm September 20, 2019 Permalink

    Man, I hope he comes back 100%. The most exciting player we’ve had at Ky in the last 20 years probably, and he almost single handily brought Kentucky back to the top. Good luck John and you keep working buddy. Do what the Drs tell you and take every day to try to get a little bet. Get back soon

  2. Tom Bombadil
    8:47 am September 21, 2019 Permalink

    Am I missing something? What is up with the plastic see-through face masks?

    • runningunnin.454
      9:51 am September 21, 2019 Permalink

      They are at a WNBA game, and are honoring the Washington Mystics player, Delle Donne who plays with a broken nose.