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John Wall Knee Procedure, Will Miss Six Weeks

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Washington Wizards John Wall knee procedure imminent and will likely miss six weeks

Washington, DC – Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall will undergo a knee procedure to remove some swelling on Wednesday. The Washington Post reported that Wall underwent an MRI on Monday and will be visit the Cleveland Clinic to meet with orthopedic surgeon Richard D. Parker. Doctor Parker previously performed two surgeries on Wall in May 2016. The 27-year-old had been dealing with knee discomfort and inflammation since last November. The Raleigh native missed 12 games this season. This is the first time he misses this many games since the 2011-12 season where he missed 33 games with a knee injury. The Wizards are 6-6 in those games.

Unfortunately for Wall, he will miss his fifth All-Star Game next month. He was set to be a reserve on Team LeBron alongside his teammate Bradley Beal. However, Wall has not been his normal All-Star self this season. The injury to his knee may be the trigger to the rough season the Wizards are going through and perhaps not-so-much the drama around the team. This season’s numbers have been low averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.1 blocks over 37 appearances this season.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks told reporters on Monday: “It’s a concern but we have to trust that the doctors and everybody is going to have the best game plan for him going forward and it’s always about him going forward, not about us going forward. We want to make sure, not only with John but with all our guys, that their career is most important. But right now I don’t know how concerned, but we’re definitely concerned that it is bothering him from time to time.”

In his absence, All-Star Beal will have to pick up the slack alongside Tomas Satoransky who will be replacing him.

The Wizards are tied for the fifth spot in the East. The Bucks, Pacers, Heat and Pacers have similar records and are within games of each other.