It may have been the longest “eight weeks” of John Wall’s life. Eight weeks was the original amount ot time Wall was scheduled to miss with a stress injury to his left knee. It’s been 11 weeks and counting. Wall finally received some good news of Friday after a visit to Dr. David Altckek.
The Wizards released the following is a statement from Dr. Altchek on Friday.
“John’s examination today showed improvement in his stress injury that will allow him to begin ramping up his activity level. There is still some irritation in the knee which we have treated over his last several visits with a series of three lubricating Synvisc injections, the last of which was given today. He will continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis.”
Wall has missed the first 19 games of the 2012-13 season with the stress injury in his left knee. In two seasons with the Wizards, he has appeared in 135 games, averaging 16.3 points, 8.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 37.0 minutes per contest.
Trevor Booker, who has missed the last 10 games after straining his right knee on Nov. 19 vs. Indiana, was also evaluated in New York by Altchek on Friday. Booker will be scheduled for a PRP shot and will remain out indefinitely as he continues his rehab process. He has averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in nine games this season.
The Wizards (3-16) will face the Los Angeles Lakers (9-14) on Friday at Verizon Center.