John Wall was certainly one of the driving forces on the Washington Wizards to help get them to where they are today, but could they possibly continue to win without him? They may be forced to play the remainder of the series without him after his recent diagnosis.
Wall took a hard fall when driving to the basket during game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks on the road. It’s always hard to see a star player go down and he was forced to sit out in game 2, another close game that the Hawks won in order to even the series at 1-1.
While his status and injury were unknown during the last game, it was recently revealed that he has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand and his playing status for the Eastern Conference semifinals has yet to be determined.
John Wall’s presence was certainly missed during their game on Tuesday and it is hard to know if they will be able to tough it out in the series with the Hawks if he is not able to come back at some point.
Throughout the playoffs, he has been averaging 17.4 points, 12.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds for the Wizards and he is one of the fastest players in the league who is as good of a scorer as he is at sharing the ball with his teammates on key assists.
He previously broke his wrist in high school and while it was simply called a sprained wrist heading into game 2, the new report suggests that it is more serious. The team is currently consulting with physicians and specialists in order to determine the best course of action.
The Wizards return to their home court where they will host the Hawks in game 3 on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. They swept the Raptors and have looked impressive in the playoffs so far.
John Wall is one of the great young point guards in the league and hopefully he will not be out long. If they can get past the Hawks, they will face the winner of the Bulls and Cavaliers.