The Washington Wizards announced Friday that John Wall will be out two months with a stress fracture in his patella. The Wizards are hoping that Wall makes a return back to the court around Thanksgiving time.
The injury will not involve any surgery, but it does mean that he will have to stay off of his knee or risk his stress fracture becoming a compound fracture.
The Wizards were hoping to have a big year out of Wall as they completed their off season make-over with Nene (late addition last year), Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, and rookie Bradley Beal.
“My teammates and I are all excited to build on the improvement we made at the end of last season, and I know they will continue to make great progress while I get through this setback,” Wall said. “I will work extremely hard to make sure I get back as soon as possible so I can re-join them and help our team continue to improve.”
The silver lining is that Wall's injury may fast forward the development of rookie Bradley Beal.