Houston Rockets guard John Wall is likely to have his left knee scoped at some point this season, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
A knee scope, also called a knee arthroscopy, is “a minimally invasive medical procedure used on the knee joint to diagnose and treat knee conditions or injuries. It’s performed using an arthroscope, which is a tiny surgical instrument with a light and camera at the end that is inserted into the knee. Knee arthroscopy is often successful in helping reduce or eliminate pain associated with cartilage damage or soft tissue damage,” according to The Orthopedic Surgery Center of Arizona.
Wall suffered a knee contusion in practice last week. He’s expected to return to play soon, sources said, but addressing his knee down the road is expected.
It’s a knee Wall has had surgery on in the past.
Wall hasn’t played since March 3, before the All-Star break.
With the Rockets in the middle of a brutal 16-game losing streak (11-26 overall), there’s a chance that the franchise could shake things up at the trade deadline and trade away their key players including Wall.
In 25 games, the 30-year-old is averaging 21.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.