John Wall’s level of play has dropped drastically as lingering injuries have continued to get more severe for the Kentucky great. Now, the Wizards point guard is potentially staring at the end of his season, and possibly the end of his tenure in Washington.
Wall is reportedly planning on having season-ending surgery on his left heel where bone spurs had been bothering him since years ago. The procedure will be performed next week, and Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately six to eight months.
Wall has lost his blazing speed and his will to move when the ball isn’t in his hands. In fact over the past two seasons, he’s played at one of the slowest paces in the league. The severity of his injuries has been evident and continuing to play through them, as Washington cannot win consistently with him in this state.
Of course, this is very well the final domino that sends the Wizards into tank mode; and sends their best players to different teams. Previous reports suggest that Washington has been listening to offers for their franchise players, including Wall. With little hope left now for a midseason resurgence, Wall may have very well played his last game in the nation’s capital.
Wall isn’t the only great Kentucky point guard dealing with injuries either as Rajon Rondo, who had recently returned from an extended injury absence, will be sidelined again for 4-5 weeks after finger surgery. Both are huge losses to their respective teams as the Lakers are now without one of their most important veteran presence.