Yesterday, John Wall told CSNmidatlantic.com that he longs for the Wizards to get healthy again so he can rest his high ankle sprain. Tuesday, CSN confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation that tests show Wall also has a bone spur in his foot or knee area though he will play through the discomfort.
Wall had a career-high 19 assists in Monday's 113-99 win vs. the Sacramento Kings and injured his left rib cage in the process, adding to a litany of aches and pains that have included a right knee ligament strain (MCL) and a right knee bruise.
Bone spurs are outgrowths on the edges of bone and usually occur in the joints. The rubbing onto other bones is what causes the discomfort and the pain can be managed with medications that reduce inflammation, or cortisone shots. Surgery to shave down a spur also is an option though Wall isn't going that route in-season.
With Bradley Beal (leg) and Gary Neal (lower back) hurt, Wall is having to play more minutes. He has logged 38 or more 10 times already this season.
The Wizards signed 6-7 guard/forward Jarell Eddie on Tuesday to add more depth among the guards and waived center Ryan Hollins.