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Wizards' John Wall to have knee procedure, could miss 2 months

Washington Wizards Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal shoots the ball Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Kristopher Love | 30 January, 2018, 19:30

In his most recent game, Wall scored 21 points and made five three-pointers in a loss to Oklahoma City.

Wall previously missed nine straight games earlier in the season and has missed 12 games total this season, most recently for Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Wizards point guard John Wall could miss up to 2 months after he undergoes a procedure on his ailing left knee set for Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

The scope will be performed in Cleveland by the same surgeon that conducted surgeries on both of Wall's knees in May of 2016.

To say this is a huge loss for the Wizards would be an understatement, since he's averaging 19.4 points and 9.3 assists per game.

Over the course of his 37 regular-season appearances thus far into the 2017-18 campaign, Wall is now averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds across 34.3 minutes per game. National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has already added Paul George to the roster following DeMarcus Cousins' season ending injury, but now he'll be tasked with finding another. (He was voted in as a starter in 2015.) In his absence, the National Basketball Association, which decides all injury replacement matters, will likely elevate either Ben Simmons or Kemba Walker into his spot.