Washington Wizards star John Wall has developed a reputation of playing through injuries and won’t miss a game due to a sprained ankle.
John Wall broke his hand against the Atlanta Hawks in the 2015 NBA Playoffs and returned to play for the Washington Wizards.
Some players, including Wall’s teammates – both current and in the past – have built a reputation of nursing injuries, but Wall is the opposite.
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Since his rookie season, Wall has rushed back to play for the Wizards following injuries, even when the playoffs were out of the equation.
Against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, Wall took a charge against Jeff Teague in transition – a sign of a player who would literally put his body on the line for the sake of getting another offensive possession.
In the process, Wall turned and sprained his ankle.
Perhaps even more importantly, at least in Wall’s eyes, the fans will be able to see what’s arguably the most intriguing point guard match up in the NBA. Instead of cheating the fans out of the competition, Wall will play hurt – just as he’s done for his entire career.