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Flip Saunders has chilling words about John Wall

Posted on: December 15, 2010 5:02 pm
No.1 overall pick suffering from tendinitis which his coach thinks may effect him indefinitely. Posted by Matt Moore

To file under "things that are utterly terrifying to a fanbase:"

“I don’t think, with his situation, having tendinitis, that he’s ever going to be pain free from that,” said Saunders. “So I think what we’re going to do is we’re going to monitor it. That’s the approach we’re taking, but the reason we say day-to-day is because these things, when you go through them, all of a sudden you might wake up the next day and they might be good to go. That’s why we’re handling it that way.”
via Wall out, Blatche unlikely vs. Lakers | Washington Examiner.

That's Flip Saunders talking about John Wall, and his bout of tendinitis he's struggling with. And that's not awesome. At all. Wizards fans are advocating shutting Wall down for as long as it takes to get him healthy. It's of considerable concern that the No.1 overall pick has a coach who thinks he won't ever be healthy, because of tendinitis. That's not a doctor's opinion, but Flip's been around the block once or twice. 

It's odd because Wall didn't show an injury history in college, these ailments have been relatively new, and are either a product of the increased physical nature of the NBA, or the extra burden placed on Wall due to the Wizards needing him to be brilliant immediately. Then again, it might just be a bad run of luck. 

Either way, let's hope Saunders is wrong on this one. 

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Flip Saunders has chilling words about John Wall

He did tendenitis issues in college, and missed practice or practiced on a limited basis due to knee pain. It was well know at UK he had these issues. He never missed a game because of it, but college teams only play once or twice a week, so he always had time to recover. In the NBA, that recovery time isnt there, so its becoming cumulative. But to say wall did not have these issues, is crazy, these "issues" started bothering him in High School. But if your gonna be the nmber 1 draft pick, wouldnt you hide any knee issues?????

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