Now more than 15 months removed from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, Wizards point guard John Wall says he is all the way back to normal from a physical health standpoint.
"I'm 110 percent. I'm healthy," he said on Tuesday.
Wall, who was meeting with reporters on a conference call to discuss his rent assistance charity effort in Ward 8, added he is still "taking [his] time with the rehab." There are, of course, other boxes to check off besides simply the recovery of his leg. He needs to be in peak physical conditioning and get back into basketball rhythm before he can return to games.
Those are some of the reasons why he and other members of the organization have pumped the brakes on him potentially returning soon, like by the end of the regular season whenever it resumes. The NBA remains on hiatus due to the coronavirus, which has afforded him more time to recover.
Wall added on the call he is still able to work out every day at home with a basketball gym and exercise equipment. He is also taking long bike rides around the D.C. area.
Until determined otherwise, the expectation is for Wall to return at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. He said he isn't even sure he will be with the Wizards if the team resumes play at a remote location with the rest of the league, like in Orlando, FL, as it has been discussed.
"I don't know what the protocal the organization or the coaching staff want me to be on. I will kind of just let them make that decision, them and my agent," he said.
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