Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  7 responses

Washington Wizards Won’t Provide a Timetable for John Wall’s Return

John Wall is still on the sidelines, nursing a preseason knee injury. How long will he continue to be out? No one seems to know. Per the WaPo: “Ten weeks after the Wizards announced that John Wall would miss ‘approximately’ eight weeks because of a stress injury in his left patella, the injured point guard is still unable to practice, scrimmage or even elevate to shoot. Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld and Wall both referred to the injury as a ‘bump in the road’ that wouldn’t keep him down for long, but the team now has no timetable for his return. His extended absence has raised concerns, but Coach Randy Wittman acknowledged Thursday that the original estimate was actually eight-to-12 weeks. Wittman began to panic when a reporter asked if Wall would return this season. ‘I hope so. What the heck is that? You’re scaring me,’ Wittman said before cursing a few times. ‘I just talked to my mother again today. I don’t know what to tell you. I’m not looking at it like that’ He added, ‘We’re not hiding anything here.’ Grunfeld said that the team is following orders from the medical staff and will put Wall on the court when he receives clearance, and not a minute sooner. ‘We have to do what’s best for him long term. It’s frustrating for him, because he’s such a competitor. He worked so hard in the offseason and he wants to be out there with his teammates.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Man. Lets just tank the season, and get my man John Wall some help. Ernie don’t blow the draft pick like you always do.

  • roscoe

    considering Was stinks… there is zero need to rush back Wall, imo.

  • mockingbird24

    Kind of makes you think they are hiding something. Why is everyone talking for John Wall? Does he have a mouth? Why isn’t he giving updates about his injury? he’s never available to do interviews anymore. They keep showing these little pissy clips of him doing ball handling drills before Wizards games. All of the updates about him have been coming from Randy Wittman. Well……he’s leaving in 2014 anyway so…….whatever!! No one wants to play for this organization. We almost have to build through the draft because no valuable vets wants to play for Washington! John Wall is out. Nene is not 100%. Both Trevors are out. Why do they keep putting Okafor on the court? Jan Vesley is first round 6th pick bust!! Martell Webster wants fans to be more dedicated. He wants to not see so many visiting jerseys at games!! YOU HAVE TO EARN THAT DUDE!!!! I blame the front office (Ted and Ernie) for not caring about forming a contending team. Abe P. is turning over in his grave right now!! At least he would spend money!!! It’s rough being a Wizards fan, but somebody’s gotta do it!!! Ya’ll pray for us!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    looking at this wizards roster i wouldn’t rush back either

  • spit hot fiyah

    this was supposed to be the year

  • RunNGun

    Nothing like tankin’ in December when the season is still young…

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    back or not. losing will continue