Wall Reveals Cartilage Damage to Knee
In his first interview in more than a month, injured Wizards’ point guard John Wall admitted Monday he has developed cartilage damage underneath his fractured left patella. His continued absence three months after the diagnosis of a non-traumatic stress injury has opened the door for more speculation about when or if he’ll return this season.
“I had a little bit of cartilage problems, underneath my kneecap it’s kind of rough, you just hope it heals the right way,” Wall said. “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 wants to be on the court helping his team win games, but when the risk of playing includes the possibility of ruining his career, there really is no other alternative than to keep sitting out until he’s fully healthy.