John Wall returns to practice for Wizards

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There was good news Thursday as former Kentucky guard John Wall has returned to practice with the Washington Wizards for the first time since being diagnosed with a stress injury in his left patella.

“Wall’s presence on the main court at the Verizon Center raised the energy level for a rare practice following games on back-to-back nights,” reported Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

Teammate A.J. Price pronounced Wall his old self, though surely he third-year pro will need plenty of conditioning work.

“He was extremely active. Just talking. You could see that he really wanted it. He wanted it. And that’s always good to see, especially from your franchise player, coming back off injury, to show how enthused he was to be back out there and how aggressive he approached the situation.”

Washington has not set a specific date for Wall’s first game action, but no doubt the sooner the better. The Wizards are 4-26, their worst record after 30 games in franchise history.

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