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John Wall out two months with stress fracture in patella

Sep 28, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

John Wall AP

This is not good. In a lot of ways.

Wizards point guard John Wall will be out about eight weeks with a stress fracture discovered in his patella (his kneecap), the team announced Friday. This means he is likely off the court until around Thanksgiving.

The good news is it is something they discovered early, there will be no surgery and he should be available for most of the season. The bad news is it’s a stress fracture in the knee of a 22-year-old. That’s not a good sign.

And it certainly does not help the Wizards goal of making the playoffs this season.

Wall is at the heart of the Wizards chances of making the playoffs — they have made good additions to the roster with Nene, Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza and just drafted Bradley Beal, but Wall is the key to the team. He is the potential superstar, the speedy point guard who can score and set up teammates. He is the guy that has to elevate his team.

Look what he told Michael Lee of the Washington Post earlier Friday.


Now, he has to wait, his team has to wait, we all have to wait.

“My teammates and I are all excited to build on the improvement we made at the end of last season, and I know they will continue to make great progress while I get through this setback,” Wall said in a released statement by the team. “I will work extremely hard to make sure I get back as soon as possible so I can re-join them and help our team continue to improve.”

  1. billyblazin - Sep 28, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Reblogged this on *5 STAR LIFE*.

  2. broncobeta - Sep 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    “The bad news is it’s a stress fracture in the knee of a 22-year-old. That’s not a good sign.”

    Stress fractures. You mean a common injury of youth athletes? I can name over a dozen of kids I knew growing up that had stress fractures from several different sports.

    A stress fracture is simply a sign that you’re doing something wrong. Like running over a hundred miles a week at a tough pace without proper rest and nutrition. Something I have done.

    • somekat - Sep 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      how many of those kids play in the nba? or play any athletics professionally? I’d guess 0 wich totally invalidates your point

      You really think Wall is “running over a hundred miles a week at a tough pace without proper rest and nutrition”? (if you have done that, and weren’t surving in some miliary action, see a psycologist) Kurt is right for once, a “stress fracture”, is exactly what it says it is. A fracture from a bone having too much stress. When it’s in a joint, like a knee for example, it’s not a good sign long term. When the person who has it is 22 years old, and runs for a living, it could be an ominous sign.

  3. jjacks1122 - Sep 28, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    at least we still have the Redskins…fml

  4. opinevain - Sep 28, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Those summer league games he continuously partakes in does Wall no justice

  5. somekat - Sep 28, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Whoever Micheal Lee is, he could of done Wall a favor, and reworded that quote so he didn’t sound like a complete idiot

  6. money2long - Sep 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    if u reword a quote, i dunno if it’s a quote as much as it’s become paraphrased.

  7. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Sep 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    If contraction is ever considered, this team and organization must be the first of the list.

  8. money2long - Sep 28, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    this injury opens a little time for jordan crawford to build with beal in some way

  9. 00maltliquor - Sep 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    F man, It’s always something!

  10. davidly - Sep 29, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    What a blow to any athlete, to miss time because of injury– but one of this sort so early in a career? I hope he recovers well.

    And not that it’s the same injury, but a nice reminder of how someone can overcome structural damage to the body is Jordan’s broken foot in his second season in the league.

  11. badintent - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:18 AM

    Microfracture surgery , call Amare’s guy now !!!

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