Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: MrMichaelLee and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS
Posted at 6:01 PM ET, 11/19/2010

John Wall to miss third straight game

By Gene Wang

John Wall has been ruled out tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies, Coach Flip Saunders said, marking the third game in a row Washington's rookie sensation will be sidelined with a left foot injury. Wall sprained his foot in Saturday night's 103-96 loss at Chicago and since has been listed as day-to-day.

"I'm hoping tomorrow," Saunders said when asked when Wall realistically could be back on the court. "He has been day-to-day. In our last game we had at home [on Nov. 16, a 109-94 win against Toronto], he made great progress. He had no swelling in his ankle, but when he went to run he still got some pain, kind of on the inside of his ankle, so when he's able to cut without a significant amount of pain, then he'll be able to go."

The Wizards' next game is Sunday at Detroit.

Wall went to the doctor this morning for further evaluation, and Saunders said results indicated the current cause of discomfort for the No. 1 overall pick is a contusion on the inside of his ankle. Saunders said he was hoping for Wall to get in some shooting and to be able to test his foot to see if it can withstand the stress of planting and pivoting.

Wall is leading the Wizards in points (18.1) and assists (9.8) and continues to lead the NBA in steals (3.3). With Wall out, Gilbert Arenas remains in the starting lineup with Kirk Hinrich in the back court. Washington is 1-1 without Wall.

"Tomorrow we're hoping to get him some stuff done," Saunders said. "Some shooting, and some things like that, and he needs at least to get into a little rhythm."

By Gene Wang  | November 19, 2010; 6:01 PM ET
Categories:  John Wall  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: John Wall to be a game-time decision
Next: Open thread: Wizards (3-7) vs. Grizzlies (4-8)

Comments

Get Wall soon.

Posted by: Janitor_with_a_Jumpshot | November 19, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Will Randolph and Gasol bum rush our "Bigs" tonight? Or will somebody find some stones and man up?

Posted by: bozomoeman | November 19, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Jamison back to the Wizards? This is awesome!!!

http://hoopstopia.com/crazy-trade-of-the-day-3/

Bye bye Gilbert!

Posted by: janglesjr | November 19, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company