Saturday , Sep , 29 , 2012 Matt Formica

John Wall out for two months with knee injury

It was announced today Washington Wizards star point guard, John Wall, will be out due to a knee injury for the next two months.

Hoopsvibe’s very quick call:  The Wizards are going to have a more difficult start to the season than expected.

Wall is reportedly expected to miss the first dozen or so games of the upcoming season due to a stress injury sustained in his left knee cap.  Wall apparently started feeling some discomfort about a month ago but an MRI showed no signs of serious damage.  When pain in his knee persisted, Wall sought a second opinion and the second MRI revealed the injury.

Although the injury is knee related, it will only require rehab and not surgery, which is great news for Washington.

"Just something that happens when you work out very hard," Wall said.  "It’s very tough for me," he added.

And it will be tough on the Wizards, too.  Last year, in the shortened NBA season, Washington finished 20-46, which happened to be the second worst record in the league.  (Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats were the only team to finish the season with a worse record and they finished with the worst winning percentage in NBA history.)

Furthermore, Washington is going to be without their second best player, Nene, for the duration of training camp due to a foot injury. 

While Washington is, to a certain degree, lucky to have diagnosed Wall before his injury progressed, things aren’t currently looking up for the Wizards.

Wall was the Number 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft.  Last year, in his rookie season with the Wizards, he averaged 16.3 points, 8 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game.  He was clearly the best player on the team.  He also started and played in all 66 regular season games last year and was the only player on Washington’s roster to do so.

So even though he will only miss the first month or so of the regular season, his absence will definitely be felt.

What do you think Hoopsvibers??  Will the Wizards win a game without Wall??

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