John Wall not expected to return this season despite layoff

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It doesn't matter what happens with the rest of the 2019-20 season, it appears that John Wall will nonetheless not be participating in it.

In a current interview, Washington Wizards basic manager Tommy Sheppard indicated that the five-time All-Star guard is unlikely to return this season despite the NBA’s indefinite hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve stated all along that we will’t wait until John plays next season, and I feel that may still be our angle and our stance,” Sheppard stated, per Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. “We’re very anxious to see John Wall in uniform subsequent yr. I don’t assume any of this modifications that.”

The 29-year-old Wall is roughly 14 months removed from a left Achilles rupture he suffered after slipping and falling in his residence. He had beforehand been stricken by bone spurs in his heel and has not played since Dec. 2018.

Whereas Wall has made encouraging progress in his recovery, the mixture of the Wizards being nicely south of .500 and the NBA lately shutting down group training amenities all however ensures we gained’t see him again until 2020-21.