As if Friday’s humbling loss to the Cavaliers wasn’t enough, the Wizards might have more issues on their hands.
After the game, John Wall spoke with reporters while wearing a sling on his left shoulder, which he hurt during the game.
John Wall shoulder in a sling pic.twitter.com/VezXRprgYE— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) November 4, 2017
Wall had X-rays after the game which were negative, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. However, he said after the game that his shoulder was “on fire” he shouldn’t have continued to play after initially hurting his shoulder in the second half of the game.
John Wall on why he kept playing: "I shouldn't have been out there."— Michael Sykes, II (@MikeDSykes) November 4, 2017
Hopefully for the Wizards’ sake, Wall won’t need to miss time. His value to the team speaks for itself, but the situation behind him on the depth chart is especially precarious at the moment. Tim Frazier played less than 7 minutes after struggling on both ends on Friday, and Tomas Satoransky didn’t even get on the floor as Scott Brooks resorted to playing Bradley Beal at point guard to spell Wall in the second half.
UPDATE: Thankfully, Wall’s shoulder has no structural damage.
Sources: After tests on injured shoulder, Wizards star John Wall has no structural damage, just soreness. Listed as questionable vs. Raptors.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 4, 2017