Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is expected to miss significant time with a knee injury, and it turns out he had been feeling pain for a month, but an MRI three weeks ago originally revealed no damage. Wall went for a second opinion on Thursday, where doctors in New York discovered the early stages of a non-traumatic stress injury, according to Mike Prada of Bullets Forever.
Wall will not undergo any surgery for the issue, but rather a schedule of non-contact physical therapy. The injury is expected to keep Wall out of action for eight weeks, and the third-year star out of Kentucky could miss the first ten games of the Wizards' regular-season schedule.
The presence of Wall is vitally important to Washington's offense. He has averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 assists per game in his first two seasons as a professional. With Wall healthy, the Wizards have a good shot of making the playoffs in 2012-13, so the team will be hoping for a speedy recovery.