Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall will undergo a clean-up procedure on his left knee Tuesday that will keep him sidelined anywhere from 6-8 weeks according to multiple reports.
DEVELOPING: John Wall will undergo a knee procedure tomorrow (described as a clean up). He will miss six weeks & will not play in upcoming All-Star weekend, The Washington Post has learned.
Story coming soon.
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) January 30, 2018
The knee, initially injured in early November, had been intermittently sore and was bothersome enough Monday that Wall met with team doctors, underwent an MRI and traveled to Cleveland to seek more medical advice, the Post reported.
This is a crucial loss for the Wizards as they’re tied for 5th place in the Eastern Conference and just 2.5 games back from third place, which is currently owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Reportedly it was after his visit with Dr. Richard D. Parker, the Cleveland Clinic Marymount orthopedic surgeon who performed Wall’s two knee surgeries in May 2016 and also consulted with him in November, that the decision was made to undergo the clean-up procedure.
“It’s a concern but we have to trust that the doctors and everybody is going to have the best game plan for him going forward and it’s always about him going forward, not about us going forward,” coach Scott Brooks told reporters Monday, before news that Wall, 27, would have the procedure.
Scott Brooks with an injury update on John Wall pic.twitter.com/mjjMxdqqkI
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 29, 2018
Wall, is currently averaging 19.4 points and 9.3 assists per game and was named to his fifth All-Star game this year.