John Wall out 6-8 weeks with knee injury

Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall will undergo a knee procedure to remove some swelling on Wednesday.

Wall could miss up to two months, according to reports from The Associated Press and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Wizards are now in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-22 record.

DEVELOPING: John Wall will undergo a knee procedure tomorrow (described as a clean up). The Wizards will begin the 6-8 week stretch without their All-Star point guard tonight as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder. He previously had fluid drained from the knee and had undergone injections in hopes of alleviating the pain. (He was voted in as a starter in 2015.) In his absence, the National Basketball Association, which decides all injury replacement matters, will likely elevate either Ben Simmons or Kemba Walker into his spot. For his National Basketball Association career as a whole, Wall is averaging 18.9 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds over the course of 537 regular-season appearances, 525 starts and 35.9 minutes per game. He missed the Wizards' last game and went to Cleveland to see an orthopedic surgeon.

If Wall misses exactly six weeks, he could return on March 13 in a home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wall also missed the first 33 games of the 2012-13 season due to his left knee, although he did not have surgery. The Wizards enter Tuesday at 27-22, good for sixth in the Eastern Conference.

  • Stacy Allen