Wizards PG John Wall has shoulder sprain, X-rays come back negative
The Washington Wizards and star point guard John Wall went into Friday night’s showdown against the Cleveland Cavaliers with something to prove. Last season, the Wizards fell just short of facing the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals, losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the round before.
After they were eliminated, Bradley Beal claimed that Cleveland didn’t want to face the Wizards and were happy they didn’t advance to the Conference Finals. The trash talk continued through the offseason, setting the stage for last night’s matchup.
It didn’t exactly go as the Wizards hoped. LeBron James tied Kyrie Irving’s franchise record for points with 57, adding 11 rebounds and seven assists as well as the Cavs ended their four-game losing streak with a 130-122 triumph. Adding insult to injury, Wall suffered a shoulder injury.
Luckily, X-rays came back negative, but he does have a sprain, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:
John Wall has left shoulder sprain, x-rays after game were negative. He left arena with arm in sling. Said he shouldn’t have kept playing after running into Channing Frye late in game. His status for Sunday’s game at Toronto is uncertain.
Wall chose to play on after hurting his shoulder, a decision that he admitted he regretted after the game. The All-star point guard finished the night with 13 points on 4-of-13 shooting, 15 assists, and six rebounds. Beal led the Wizards in scoring with 36.