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Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 12:40 pm  |  11 responses

John Wall Plans to Return in January


According to John Wall, the pain in his surgically-repaired left knee is gone, and he’s targeting January for a return to the court. Per Yahoo! Sports: “My timetable is some time in January,’ Wall said. ‘The way I am feeling with no pain, working out and doing it three [days straight] and it has no pain, I’m feeling good. I feel like I am taking the right steps and I haven’t had no pain the last couple of days after workouts.’ The determining factor for clearance to play? ‘When I feel like I can run and do everything like I used to, cut, jump like I used to, run fast like I used to,’ Wall said. ‘And I feel like I am getting closer and closer to those steps.’ Wall has missed the entire season due to a stress injury to his left patella. He says he has never considered shutting it down this season. He has been living in the weight room, bulking up to 210 pounds while also strengthening his core. He expects to drop 10 pounds before his return. Wall isn’t cleared to fully practice or scrimmage, but he says his workouts have ‘ramped up.’ He added that he also has no problems cutting either. ‘I always love the game, but you respect the game more when you can’t play,’ Wall said. ‘I have never been injured before seriously. I’m watching every point guard that comes in and what they’re doing and how teams are doing against my team and what I can do when I get back.’ [...] ‘There is no reason to force myself back and re-injure myself and have another setback where I don’t start next season or I got to miss next season,” Wall said. “I’m just taking my time. If I play 20 games, I just go out there and play them. I’m not giving up on my team and they’re not giving up on me. They know I’m working hard to try to get back.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    it will be interesting to see if beal starts playing better along side j wall, he has been below expectations so far this season

  • Max

    Just like Thomas Robinson.

  • theDankerNuggets

    Very interested to see how much impact he will have once he’s back. Obviously this team is awful but when you look at their roster it’s not totally barren. If he can come back and play solid PG I think that will take a lot of pressure of other players to be playmakers, especially Jordan Crawford, and allow them all to play roles more fitting to their skill sets. Which should translate into some W’s. But obviously it will be a tough situation for him too, so we will see.

  • Mike

    he didn’t have surgery

  • Da Real

    Just like Mike Kidd-Gilcrest.

  • Max

    Actually, this draft class has been dissapointing for what it could’ve been.

  • AQWORD

    did he have an impact before he left ?

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Two words pretty much sums up this draft class…..Kendall Marshall

  • spit hot fiyah

    mkg has been solid all-around

  • spit hot fiyah

    for real

  • Chronic

    Anyone here tried out the Zigs before? Im figuring out that those focking shoes are what is causing Walls knee problems? Seems ive read that they(zigs) are hard on the legs.? SHoulda signed with NIke…..

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