Leonsis hints Saturday return for Wall

Leonsis hints Saturday return for Wall
January 8, 2013, 12:00 pm
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Ever since news broke on the cusp of training camp that John Wall's knee was all stressed out, Wizards nation has been seeking a viable return date for the face of the franchise (so have your trusty beat writers).

The first projection came in at eight weeks. That was so six weeks ago. Of course it turns out the real plan was more like 8-12 weeks. Then Wall's doctor said there is progress, (progress!!), though left details vague other than some notion of ramping up activity. Then Wall himself set the time frame of "January", then Wall started practicing with the team.

Now, finally, on Jan. 8, we might have finally have an actual date courtesy of the man who should know all, owner Ted Leonsis via his "Ted's Take" blog. Of course, it wouldn't be a Wall and Wizards injury update without it be a touch fuzzy or a hint of apprehension simply for providing the update.

Looking back on Monday's stunning 101-99 win over Oklahoma City, Leonsis wrote, "We placed five players in double figures last night and it was a total team effort to beat a great team. We now have a few days off in a scheduling rarity. We play next on Saturday night at home and it is possible but not quite certain, for the first time all season, that we could dress all of our players. I don’t want to jinx it, but we are all hoping that is what we will see. Stay tuned. Thank you."

Trevor Ariza and A.J. Price returned from lenghty absences for the game. Wall and Trevor Booker have been sidelined for weeks. Add it all up and by the time Washington tips off Saturday against Atlanta, we may finally be able to stop wondering when John Wall will return. Fingers crossed.

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