- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

John Wall drove to the basket with 1:50 to play in the second quarter Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks and injured himself following an awkward landing.

Wall was defended well by the Mavericks’ Nerlens Noel, who forced him to drive to the other side of the basket and twist back to attempt a shot. Noel blocked it and Wall landed awkwardly. He stayed on the ground for about 30 seconds after reaching for his left foot.

Wall returned to the court right at the end of halftime. The Wizards called Wall’s injury a sprained left foot, but he started the third quarter.

Wall was helped up by multiple staff members before limping to the locker room after he landed in the second quarter. Brandon Jennings replaced him.

Wall is near the end of what has been his best season in Washington. The four-time All-Star is averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 points per game. He is also known for playing through minor and significant injuries. Wall played part of the 2015 playoffs with a broken hand.

Washington started the night in third place in the Eastern Conference.

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