Tough break Washington Wizards fans. Point guard John Wall has suffered five non-displaced fractures in his injured left wrist and hand, leaving his status for the rest of the playoffs uncertain.
It was thought that he had fractured his wrist in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Hawks, but X-rays after the game revealed no breaks. It then swelled up considerably after Game 1 and he was unable to get the swelling down.
After sitting out Game 2, Wall returned to Washington and underwent multiple examinations, which revealed the displaced fractures in his hand, reports ESPN.
The team and Wall will not consult with several physicians and specialists to determine the next course of action. The Wizards currently have no status on Wall.
His team is tied 1-1 with the Hawks, whom they face in Game 3 on Saturday (May 9).
“With the swelling and the stuff it has been, we knew maybe there’s not good news there,” head coach Randy Wittman tells ESPN. “We will see as we move forward what that actually means. He is still consulting with doctors. It’s still pretty swollen. He can’t do anything let alone if he didn’t have any broken bones.”
So far, during his current playoffs run, Wall is averaging 17.4 points, 12.6 assists and 1.4 blocks, and has had four consecutive double-doubles before missing Game 2.
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