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John Wall recovering well from knee surgeries, hopes to return by start of season

John Wall underwent surgery on both of his knees in May. Now three months after the procedure, the franchise point guard of the Washington Wizard is hopeful his body will be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season.

John Wall’s outlook

Wall recently spoke about his recovery, via Candace Buckner of the Washington Post:

“I’m right where I’m supposed to be but I’m not in no rush,” Wall told reporters at the event at Malcolm X Elementary School in Southeast Washington. “I’m just taking it day by day and just hopeful that I’m ready for the opening of the season.”

Looking ahead

While Wall seemed optimistic, according to Buckner he has yet to be he is able to “run, jump and endure two-a-day workouts but has not yet been cleared to play one-on-one.”

Washington begins their season October 27 in Atlanta against the Hawks. Wizards fans will surely be praying that John Wall will be ready by the time that opening game comes around. After missing the playoffs last season, they’ll need their leader at full strength for as much of the season as possible to fight for a playoff spot next season.

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