Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will reportedly undergo a knee procedure on Wednesday and could miss up to two months of action, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.
Wall has been battling random soreness in his left knee throughout the season and team doctors have not been able to figure out what is causing the inflammation. Wall traveled to Cleveland on Monday to receive a second opinion on his knee from orthopedic surgeon Richard D. Parker of the Cleveland Clinic Marymount. Parker previously performed Wall’s two knee surgeries in May of 2016.
Wall is currently averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks in 37 games this season. He earned his fifth trip to the All-Star Game after being selected as a reserve player last week and was selected by LeBron James to play on Team LeBron, but will now miss the game due to the injury.
The loss of Wall for the Wizards figures to be a huge blow for a team battling for playoff positioning. The Wizards are currently 27-22 and are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. By electing to have the surgery now, it will likely ensure that Wall is healthy and available for the playoffs should the Wizards qualify.