Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall recently joined Chase Hughes of NBC Sports to discuss his rehabilitation process. Amid their discussion, the former No. 1 overall pick praised his team’s training staff for their vigilant watch throughout his recovery.
Washington’s training staff is keeping a close eye on Wall’s rehab. Reports and videos of his progress are prepared daily, then sent along to the team’s top officials, including managing partner Ted Leonsis.
“I used to start my day reading the Washington Post. Now I start my day reading [and watching] my daily John Wall exercise video,” Leonsis told NBC Sports.
Though the Wizards are watching his recovery closely, Wall says he appreciates and understands their concern:
“It’s great for me, to understand that the organization I give my all to and the city I give me all to has my full support and believes I can come back to be the player I am,” Wall told NBC Sports.
“That’s the best-case scenario,” Wall added. “I’ve seen guys who have been with organizations that didn’t really stand by those guys. To have Ted and Tommy and all those guys, Coach Brooks, the whole D.C. community or DMV, has my support, it means a lot to me.
“To know they have my back and that I don’t have to rush back, it’s the best [situation] ever,” Wall said in closing. “A lot of guys have been in this position and they have to rush back from injuries. I don’t have to do that. I can take my time.”
Wall, now 28 years of age, tore his Achilles at his home while recovering from left heel surgery back in February.
The Wizards will be cautious with his return. In fact, Leonsis has said that he doesn’t expect Wall to play at all during the 2019-20 season.