According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, league sources have stated that Washington Wizards' point guard John Wall is expected to make his 2012-13 debut at some point within the next two weeks.
Wall, who has been sidelined all season with a stress injury to his left patella, was originally scheduled to miss eight weeks after he was initially diagnosed at the end of September. More than three months later, the 22-year-old point guard has just started practicing with the Wizards on a limited basis.
"This is Christmas all over for him, I'm sure, to finally reach this point," said Wizards head coach Randy Wittman on Thursday when asked about Wall by the Washington Post. "So we just got to be patient."
The eventual return of Wall—who averaged 16.3 points and 8.0 assists last season—will be a much-needed boost for a team that is last in the NBA in scoring (89.5 PPG). However, in terms of wins and losses, it really won't matter all that much.
The Wizards are a lowly 4-27 (their worst start in franchise history), and it would take an army of healthy John Walls to return the team to respectability. Washington has endured two losing streaks this year of eight games or more and has yet to string together back-to-back victories.
John Wall's Return Won't Save Washington from NBA's Basement
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