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John Wall out against Hawks with knee soreness

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His left knee is flaring up with soreness again

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John Wall is out against the Hawks on Saturday night with a sore left knee. The Wizards’ All-Star point guard has been dealing with soreness in his left knee periodically throughout the season and it flared up again on their latest road trip. Tomas Satoranksy will start in his place.

The Wizards announced Wall would be out ahead of Saturday night’s game and is officially listed as day-to-day on the injury report. Scott Brooks said it was evident that there was something wrong with Wall’s knee during the Wizards’ game in Oklahoma City, according to a report from Candace Bucker of the Washington Post.

It gets worse. Wall is also going to visit the doctor who performed his surgeries in 2016 next week for a second opinion.

Wait, the same knee again? Should we be concerned?

Anytime you talk about an NBA player’s knees there has to be some cause for concern. Especially for a player like Wall who’s speed is his biggest strength.

He’s getting a second opinion from the same knee specialist that did his surgeries in 2016. This could be nothing for Wall or it could be everything — we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully, another surgery won’t be required for him and his recovery won’t take too long.

Either way, getting Wall back to his best form is important for the team right now. If he has to miss time, it’s best that it’s sooner rather than later. The Wizards will need him ready for the stretch run into the postseason and, as long as he’s right, they’ll be fine.