Monday, December 17, 2012

John Wall Receives Encouraging News About Knee Injury

Former Kentucky star John Wall received encouraging news about his injured knee late last week.

Wall has not been cleared to return to practice but will be able to increase basketball activity.

Here's more from the Washington Post:

Wall received the encouraging news about his ailing left knee from orthopedic specialist David Altchek in New York on Friday morning. Wall also received a third and final Synvisc injection to treat irritation that has occurred since Altchek discovered a non-traumatic stress injury in his left knee last September.

“John’s examination today showed improvement in his stress injury that will allow him to begin ramping up his activity level,” Altchek said in a statement released by the Wizards. “He will continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis.”

Wall has been sidelined for 11 weeks because of the injury and the team no longer has a timetable for his return after initially announcing that the former No. 1 overall pick would miss “approximately” eight weeks. The delayed return led to speculation and concern about the severity of the injury, but Wall has had an agonizing time trying to be patient through it all. Especially since he hadn’t been cleared to practice, scrimmage or shoot jumpers.

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