Washington Wizards All-Star guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist, the team announced on Thursday.
Wall sustained the injury in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday and missed Game 2.
There was hope that Wall would be able to return for Game 3 on Friday, and now the team is “currently in consultation with multiple physicians and specialists to determine the best course of action and his playing status has yet to be determined. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.”
This could turn out to be a significant injury and dim Washington’s chances to reach the conference finals and beyond.
Wall has been fantastic for Washington this season and in the playoffs in particular. Through the first five games of the postseason, Wall averaged 17.4 points, 12.6 assists and 4.6 rebounds and had four consecutive double-doubles, including 26 points and 17 assists in Game 2 vs. Toronto and 18 points and 13 assists in Game 1 against Atlanta – a game in which Wall finished with that fractured hand and wrist.
Ramon Sessions, who the Wizards acquired at the trade deadline, has been a strong option at point guard and is averaging 8.7 points and shooting 53.3% on three-pointers in the playoffs. He had 21 points in Washington’s Game 2 loss to Atlanta with Wall sidelined