John Wall has been bothered with soreness in his left knee once again. The Washington Wizards point guard missed Saturday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. Now, he will travel to Cleveland on Monday to meet with the same doctor that performed surgeries on both of his knees in 2016 to seek a second opinion, according Matthew Paras of the Washington Times.
Wall met with Wizards’ doctors on Monday before making the trip to Cleveland. He is listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
It was in Oklahoma City that Wall looked lethargic and was not as active on both ends of the floor. Still, he made 5-of-10 three pointers to finish the game with 21 points and 12 assists in a losing effort.
Wall has been bothered with knee issues throughout his NBA career. However, following surgeries on both knees ahead of last season, Wall had a career-season playing relatively healthy to guide the Wizards to 49 wins and one game away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
But, this season has not been anything close to the 2016-17 season. Wall has missed 12 games. Nine of those games were after he received PRP injections on Nov. 25 after experiencing similar issues then.
He returned to guide Washington to a 9-3 record his first 12 games back behind some of his best basketball of the season. However, he has slowed down and following the loss last week to the Thunder it was revealed his knee has become an issue.
“Our doctors here have been doing a great job, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a second opinion,” Wall said last week per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.
Results of the MRI were not immediately revealed. But the trip to Cleveland will at the very least ease any concerns over the health of his knee.
Washington is 27-22 and currently in fifth place of the Eastern Conference standings. Everyone associated with the organization and its fans are hoping Monday’s visit does not reveal anything that will require surgery or keep him off the basketball court for any extended length of time.