The Washington Wizards are currently treading water in the east with a 10-8 record, but they might be in for some rougher seas after deciding to shut down star PG John Wall for around two weeks to receive special treatments on his ailing left knee, the team reported Saturday.
USA Today elaborates on the procedure:
Wall will receive platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections to reduce the inflammation in his left knee. He had an MRI on Friday, and after consultation with Dr. Richard D. Parker at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount and Wizards dead team physician Wiemi Douoguih, a treatment plan was determined.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a treatment in which the patient’s blood is injected to “promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints,” according to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Wall was injured back on Nov. 7th, when he sustained knee-to-knee contact against the Mavs. He’s currently averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 assists, & shooting at just over 43%, so the Wizards will be looking to backup guard Tim Frazier to replace some major production.