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John Wall injury update: Wizards guard returns to practice

The latest update on John Wall’s knee injury and when he could make his return to the hardwood.

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Seven weeks ago, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall underwent a minor surgery to clean up his knee. Now, he has made his return to full-contact practice.

Per ESPN, Wall made his return to the hardwood in the Wizards’ practice yesterday.

According to Wizards PR, there is still no time-table for Wall’s return to in-game action. The team is said to leave the final decision up to Wall and his camp.

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The former Wildcat has played just 37 games this season and the Wizards have certainly missed his production. The team has managed to retain a winning record in his absence (14-10) but has slipped to the sixth seed in the “weaker” Eastern Conference.

While they are just two games from the fourth seed that would lock up home-court advantage in the first round, they are also just two games from the eighth seed that would book them a first round matchup with the top-seeded Toronto Raptors.

The Wizards certainly do not want to rush Wall back, especially from something as sensitive as a knee surgery, but they will absolutely need their All-NBA superstar if they want to have any success in the postseason.

Expect Wall’s return to be in early April, as that would be roughly two weeks from yesterday and right before the playoffs begin. He will likely want to shake any rust he has before their first round matchup.

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