John Wall Suffers Groin Injury in First Practice

Our boy John Wall has been so active that all it took was one practice to get him injured. He suffered a groin injury from Thursday’s practice and was subsequently held out of Friday’s morning session.

“He’s got a little bit of tightness in his groin,” coach Flip Saunders said. “He kind of slipped on the court and kind of starched out a little bit in the scrimmage last night so we didn’t want to take any chances. We’ll see if he loosens up.”

The Wizards are heading out to the Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday. Hopefully, Wall’s injury isn’t serious enough to keep him on the bench.

“This is my first time sitting out like this,” Wall said. “I’m the type of person who doesn’t want to sit out too long, but also in this type of situation, practice is important, summer league is important. But it’s an injury that can be hurting you throughout the whole season so my coaches and training staff are doing a great job.”

For now, the Wizards are extremely happy with what they see in the former Kentucky standout. Saunders was particularly pleased with Wall’s “court intelligence, vision, competitiveness.”

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