As if Friday's 109-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers wasn't bad enough, John Wall is now dealing with what seem to be painful back spasms. He was seen being stretched out in the fourth quarter Friday, and while he returned to the game, he never regained the form he showed early on.
Now, it's a question whether he'll play in Sunday's game against the Heat. He missed practice Saturday, according to J Michael of CSN Washington, and is a game-time decision. (Nene didn't practice either and is also a game-time decision, but you knew that).
How serious is this? Wall admitted his back "hurt badly right now" after Friday's game, and back injuries are no joke. As most of you know, I have/had a back issue since the summer, and it sucks. A few weeks ago, I got a vicious spasm in a different part of my back, and I could barely get out of bed for four days. But eventually, the pain did go away for good and my back has significantly improved since. If this is indeed just a spasm, it could go away and never come back.
But we'll see. Back issues are definitely scary. Also scary: the prospect of starting Eric Maynor at point guard against the defending champions.
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