Hanrahan: Wall Won't Play Friday Night

Hanrahan: Wall Won't Play Friday Night
November 19, 2010, 4:00 pm
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Friday November 19, 2010 Updated 5:41 p.m.

By Frank Hanrahan
CSNwashington.com

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Wizards guard John Wall is out for tonight's game against Memphis as he continues to recover from a sprained left foot. Wall has missed the last two games with the ailment which coach Flip Saunders just described more as a bone bruise on the inside of his ankle. Saunders left open the possibility of Wall returning to practice tomorrow. "You know he's made improvements as far as everyday I think he can go but we will just have to wait and see," Saunders said.

The Wizards are 1-1 without Wall who who was averaging 18 points 9 assists and 3 steals a game before he hurt his foot in the Bulls game last Saturday. Yi Jianlian has been ruled out for the Grizzlies with a hyper extended leg. Like Wall, Yi has missed the last two games because of injury.

Notes: I caught up with Andray Blatche before shoot around this morning and asked him about getting snubbed of the All-Star ballot. "I wouldn't expect to be on there if we are not doing well as a team," Blatche said. "Flip the script and we are doing good as a team then I'd see it as an issue."