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Wall (wrist) said Monday that he will not undergo surgery for the fractures in his left hand and wrist, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Wall missed Games 2, 3 and 4 of the Wizards' second-round series against the Hawks, but returned to play Games 5 and 6 while the wrist was still in the process of healing. The point guard admitted that he was "very sore" but he emerged from the series without any further damage. Considering Wall has five non-displaced fractures, it's certainly an encouraging sign that surgery won't be necessary. He'll likely still face several weeks of rehab, but it doesn't look to be anything that will impact his status for the start of training camp in the fall.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) stuffed the stat sheet in Game 6 against the Hawks, posting 20 points, six rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, and one block in 44 minutes of action.

Wall had been dealing with a few injuries, but was able to play in Games 5 and 6. Unfortunately, the Wizards lost both these games, and now they'll head into the offseason after getting eliminated by the Hawks 2-4.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) confirmed Friday morning that he will play in Game 6 against the Hawks, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

After missing Games 2, 3 and 4 with fractures in his non-shooting wrist, Wall returned for Game 5 and looked spry, finishing with 15 points, four rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes. While he was favoring the right hand, he did not appear to be limited while dribbling with his left, and he was aggressive defensively, blocking two shots, including one in the final seconds that nearly won Washington the game. Coach Randy Wittman previously stated that if Wall plays, his minutes will not be restricted, so expect the point guard to again see a heavy workload as the Wizards attempt to stave off elimination.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) is expected to play in Game 6 on Friday, per coach Randy Wittman, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Wall missed Games 2-4 with broken bones in his wrist, but he returned for Game 5 and finished with 15 points, four rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes. He also added four steals and two blocks but committed six turnovers. Wall did not appear to be hampered by the injury, and while he favored his right hand he did not look to avoid his left as much as many expected.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall scored 15 points (7-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with four rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and four steals in 37 minutes, despite having five fractures in his hand, during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Hawks.

Wall was given the all clear prior to tip-off and should no real signs of discomfort given his injury. He did have six turnovers, but gave everything for his team mates and the Wizards nearly pinched the road victory. Look for Wall to have a huge Game 6 on Friday at home to extend the series.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) is in the starting lineup Wednesday against Atlanta, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Wall activated an hour before tip-off, but no official word came down about him being in the starting lineup until 20 minutes prior to tip. His move into the starting lineup will send Ramon Sessions to the bench. Wall is not expected to be on a minutes restriction.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) is active for Wednesday's game against Atlanta , Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Wall's active designation indicates that he'll play Wednesday for Game 5 against the Hawks, but it has not yet been made official. He won't be on a minutes restriction Wednesday. This will be the first time he has taken the floor since Game 1 of Washington's series against Atlanta. If Wall does play, Ramon Sessions' value in daily formats will be limited.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) is being listed as a game-time decision, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. If Wall does play, he will not face a minutes restriction.

Team doctors are awaiting the results of the latest exam in order to gauge whether Wall's wrist has healed to the point that he could play through discomfort. With the game set to tip in less than an hour-and-a-half, a decision should come down in the near future, though Wall may need to test out the wrist in warmups before a final call is made. If Wall is given the green light, he figures to draw the start over Ramon Sessions.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) remains questionable to play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Hawks, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York reports.

Wall, who dribbled with his left hand at Tuesday's practice, said swelling in the wrist is down but he's still experiencing pain. Ultimately, whether he plays or not will come down to if he's able to fight through the pain, and a decision likely won't come until close to game-time. If Wall is again held out, Ramon Sessions will likely make another start alongside Bradley Beal in the backcourt.

John Wall PG WAS 2 months ago

Wall (wrist) dribbled a basketball with his left hand during Tuesday's practice, the Washington Post reports. Wall's status is still unclear in advance of Wednesday's Game 5.

The point guard tested out the left wrist for the first time Tuesday, and coach Randy Wittman said the team will further evaluate Wall either later Tuesday or Wednesday. "When they check him again," Wittman said. "I'm sure they're either going to say 'No, we need more time' or 'It's up to you' from a pain standpoint." Wall has not played since Game 1 of the series and has made clear that his intent is to return as soon as he's able, rather than shutting himself down.