John Wall has been dealing with a nagging knee injury, and will undergo a precautionary MRI on Thursday. Wall is expected to play through the injury tonight.
Here is what Wall had to say regarding the injury to his left knee:
“I can’t even bend my knee without it being sore,” Wall told the Post. “So that’s the thing that gets frustrating. But other than that, just got to go out there and compete.”
After a slow start to the season, John Wall has since been having a career season – despite playing through multiple injuries already. We will have more information on the severity of John Wall’s injury after he undergoes the MRI on Thursday.
Derrick Rose on an injury report?? That’s new…
Rose left last night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 4th quarter. It was reportedly due to Patellar Tendonitis. This is what Rose had to say after the game, regarding the injury:
“Just felt something with my left knee, like jumper’s knee or something like that,” Rose said after the game. “It just didn’t feel right while I was out there. Just got to be cautious with my body.”
Derrick Rose didn’t seem worried with the injury, and stated an MRI would not be necessary. Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg, mentioned that Rose would be reevaluated today.
Goran Dragic, averaging 12 Pts, 5 Asts (Team Leader), and 1 Stl (Team Leader) per game, is currently dealing with a strained left calf.
Dragic had this to say about dealing with the injury:
The injury is “frustrating. I want to be here to help the team, but this is a part of the game.”
The Miami Heat flew him back to Miami to undergo an MRI. Dragic will sit out the remainder of the Heat’s road-trip, where they will face difficult match-ups against the LA Clippers and OKC Thunder. Unless the MRI reveals anything new, Dragic has the potential to return for the Milwaukee Bucks game at home on January 19th.
ESPN’s Mike Mazzeo reports…
“Jarrett Jack underwent ACL reconstruction surgery today. It is anticipated that he will be ready to participate in full basketball activities for the 2016-17 season. Only $500,000 of the $6.3 million owed to Jack next year is guaranteed, however, and given the Nets’ desire to create more cap space, it’s very possible he’s already played his last game in Brooklyn.”
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Eric Bledsoe was diagnosed with a torn meniscus on December 27th. Soon after, he was given a 6 week time-table to return to the basketball court.
Bledsoe underwent surgery on December 29th to repair the torn meniscus, and is now expected to miss the remainder of the 2015-2016 NBA season.
This is a huge blow to the Phoenix Suns hopes for a playoff spot this season. Since Bledsoe has been sidelined with the injury, the Suns have lost 8 of their last 9 games.