After suffering a torn Achilles last season, John Wall’s future in the league has never been quite so threatened. After slipping and falling in his home, he is still recovering — and reports claim the tragedy could claim the entirety of next season.
As for Wall, however, he isn’t convinced that anything can keep him out for all of the 2019-20 campaign.
“No I’m not willing to,” Wall said, when asked if he was willing to sit out all of next season. “But that’s what the doctors say, that’s what the team says. So I’m fine listening to them (the team) and not trying to do my own thing.”
It will be a long battle between the doctors and Wall’s own competitive nature. But even Wall admitted that he doesn’t know where he is at.
“Me right now, I don’t know. I don’t know where I’m at,” Wall said when responding to how his recovery is going. “I feel great. I’ve been jogging the last couple days, I’ve been on the court doing basketball workouts, I’m doing weightlifting every day. So I don’t know where I’m at. I don’t want to lie to you guys.I always try to be honest with y’all. So I don’t know exactly where I’m at, but I know I’m making progress and I’m headed where I’m supposed to be. But I’m not rushing myself back.”
John Wall asked if he’s “willing” to sit out the 2019-20 season to rehabilitate his partially torn Achilles.
“I’m probably going to listen to the (team) and not do my own thing.” pic.twitter.com/xAIxsHdtwh
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) August 3, 2019
The Washington Wizards are not going to get very far without Wall. Last season, they finished 11th in the league with Bradley Beal leading the way for them. They will likely follow a similar path as Wall works his way back to the court.
If he had his way, it will only be a matter of months.