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Scott Brooks Says John Wall Will Return To The Wizards In ‘No Time’


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John Wall is officially close to a return for the Washington Wizards. Wall underwent surgery at the end of January to clean up some damage in his knee.

The Wizards surged briefly without Wall in the lineup, but as the postseason approaches, his return would be a welcome boost in a conference where many teams are dealing with injuries.

Chris Miller reported Saturday that Wall was back at practice as a full participant, and he later showed video of Wall working out with teammates in regular 5-on-5 action.

Wall’s recovery has lasted a bit longer than the initial estimate given when he had surgery, but the team seemed very excited to have him back.

“John did everything, he did an entire practice which was great,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks told NBC Sports on Saturday. “I thought he did a great job offensively and defensively.”

Brooks was in high spirits with his star back on the practice court. When reporters asked about Wall’s weight loss during his recovery, he was quick with a joke.

NBC Sports reported that there’s no exact timetable for Wall’s return just yet, but that the end of his time away from the court is near.

“He looks great and that’s not easy with time off,” Brooks said. “He will be back in no time.”

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