John Wall injury: Wizards guard returns to practice

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Washington Wizards point guard John Wall returned to practice on Thursday.

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall returned to practice on Thursday, the team announced on their official Twitter page.

Wall has missed the entire season up to this point with a knee injury that he sustained over the summer. The third-year guard has participated in non-contact drills and warmups prior to Thursday, but returning to practice is an important step for Wall's eventual return to the court. Wall stated that he is targeting a return in "mid-January," although no official date for his return has been announced.

Wizards head coach Randy Wittman discussed Wall's participation in contact drills and spoke positively about the point guard. Wittman said the he "was excited" that Wall reached this point in his rehab, and that the point guard moved well during practice. Wittman also said that conditioning is still an issue for Wall.

Washington small forward Trevor Ariza also practiced today, and his return to action appears closer than Wall's. Ariza is hoping to return on Friday when the Wizards face the Brooklyn Nets.

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