Wizards star to miss 2 weeks with knee injury


Washington Wizards All-Star guard John Wall will be out approximately two weeks, according to the team. The doctors decided that Wall would receive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and viscosupplementation injections in hopes of reducing the inflammation in his knee.

Wall sat with left knee soreness in Washington's next game against the Toronto Raptors, and then returned to the court for a pair of games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Hornets earlier this week.

Wall's knee flared up after a November 7 game with the Dallas Mavericks where he experienced knee-to-knee contact, according to a statement from the Wizards. "That said, he's our leader".

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John Wall is the Wizards most important player, and now they could be without him for a significant amount of time.

Backup Tim Frazier will replace Wall in the starting lineup, with Tomas Satoransky moving into the rotation. Not quite as good as last season, but he is averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. Acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans during the offseason, Frazier is averaging 3.2 points and 3.9 assists in 16.6 minutes per game.

The Wizards have had a lot of up and downs already this season.