John Wall will not return this season

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John Wall has slowly began to take part in basketball scrimmages early this month, but he is not expected to play should the current season resume.

As Candace Buckner of the Washington Post wrote in her recent report:

With each turn of the calendar, promising signs continued in Wall’s rehabilitation from a Achilles’ tendon injury. Those flashes might have led Washington Wizards fans to envision Wall suiting up for the first time in more than a year if the NBA returns this season.

That won’t happen.

“We’ve said all along that we can’t wait until John plays next season, and I think that will still be our attitude and our stance,” Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard said in a recent interview per Washington Post. “We’re very anxious to see John Wall in uniform next year. I don’t think any of this changes that.”

The 5-time All Star guard ruptures his achilles tendon in January 2019, while recorevering from heel injury, Wall is on the first season of a four-year, supermax contract.