Things just keep getting worse for the Washington Wizards.
At 3-18, they begrudginly own the worst record in the NBA, and are off to the worst 21-game start in franchise history. And they may have to play out the rest of the regular season without star point guard John Wall, who has been out with an ailing left knee injury since September. Wall hinted at the possibility during an interview with the Washington Post on Monday.
“I’m not thinking like that,” Wall said, when asked if it would be better for him to sit out the entire season. “Hopefully the time I’ve taken off and the shots I got and the treatment I’ve been getting is helping me get healthy so I can play basketball this season. You don’t want to miss a whole season. If it comes to it, you have to, but I’m trying not to think that far ahead.”
Wall admitted during the interview that he has developed cartilage damage underneath his left patella. The originial diagnosis of his injury was a non-traumatic stress injury. Needless to say, it has folks around D.C. speculating as to when he may be able to come back.
The club is currently playing without three of its other players as well. Trevor Ariza (left calf), Trevor Booker (right knee), and A.J. Price (right hand) are all missing game action because of their respective injuries as well.
The Wizards will play host to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.
Via Washington Post.