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Wizards coach Scott Brooks claims John Wall’s shooting is looking really good

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Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks joined “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan in DC on Tuesday to discuss the progress John Wall is making in his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles.

According to most reports, Wall is expected to miss all of this season as he recovers, but Brooks says the five-time All-Star is looking really good in practice runs. However, Brooks also noted that there is “still a lot of work to be done” as Wall continues his rehab:

“He’s running, he’s jumping, he’s shooting. He’s shooting the lights out,” Scott Brooks said, via Larry Brown Sports. “That’s the good thing about an injury like he’s had — all you have to do is shoot. He’s looking good. Still lots of work to be done, but he has the right mindset. I anticipate him coming back and being as good as ever.”

Wall’s Achilles injury stems from a left heel ailment he had in December of last year. He underwent season-ending surgery on the heel in January of 2019, but an infection developed in the incision. While he was recovering from that ailment, he suffered a ruptured left Achilles when he slipped and fell in his home. As a result, he was ruled out for 12 months. In the end, he was only able to play in 32 games.

The Wizards have been competitive without Wall, but they’re carrying a 2-4 record through their first six games. They snapped a three-game losing streak with Monday night’s 115-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Washington’s next shot at claiming a win comes on Wednesday night, as they’re scheduled for a road game against the Indiana Pacers. Tip-off inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.