Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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The Washington Wizards, based on their record, have shown no improvement from last. After starting 0-12, the Wizards find themselves with the same record they had last year this many games in, with two wins and 13 losses. However, the Wizards have not had John Wall on the court yet and Nene did not play initially due to injury as well. After formerly predicting a return within eight weeks (its been ten), team insiders are predicting Wall could return by Christmas time. President Ernie Grunfeld voiced his opinions, as recorded by  Michael Lee of the Washington Post.“It’s not an exact science,” Grunfeld said of Wall’s timetable. “He’s working hard and doing what the medical people are asking him to do. We’re going to be cautious with him and when the doctors tell us that he’s able to go, then he’ll be out there.”What is alarming, however, is that Wall is yet to even shoot a jumper or run, let alone practice. A return of just three weeks may seem slightly premature, but Wall is known as a competitor and the Wizards are in immense need of a boost so he may return without being 100%.In a different article by the Washington Post, Lee quotes Grunfeld again about Wall's return.Grunfeld said that the team is following orders from the medical staff and will put Wall on the court when he receives clearance, and not a minute sooner. “We have to do what’s best for him long term. It’s frustrating for him, because he’s such a competitor. He worked so hard in the offseason and he wants to be out there with his teammates.”After starting 0-12, the Wizards pushed for a more uptempo offense, resulting in two of three wins including an upset over the defending champions, the Miami Heat. Grunfeld stated that he felt once Wall returns, neither Wall nor the team will have to make major adjustments. Wall had been joining the team for games and observing his teammates. The recent, faster game play is also similar to the pace the Wizards played at last year with a healthy John Wall. He's still young, is explosive and has potential. Fans of the NBA would love to see him return to the court healthy soon.Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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