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John Wall and Nene Injury Report: Still Cloudy (but Bowtie Coolin')

Updated: November 29, 2012

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The last time TAI reported on the respective health statuses of John Wall and Nene, it was cloudyAfter missing Monday’s game against the Spurs, Nene played on Wednesday against the Blazers. He saw 19 minutes of action, almost nine minutes coming in the fourth quarter. Trevor Booker missed this fourth straight game with a knee strain and John Wall, well, he was bowtie coolin’, as evidenced above.

In terms of the injury status for all, it remains cloudy. Coach Randy Wittman pixelated on Wall before the game (via Bullets Forever):

“His rehab and the things he’s able to do on the floor have increased, but it’s not to the point where he’s done everything with the team. It’s hard to say what the timetable is. Everybody focuses in on the 8-12 weeks or whatever it is, but you’ve got to do the things that are right for the individual.”

Cloudy? Or simply the coach being relatively mum? (As mum as uncertain can be.) In any case, Wall was shootin’ the roundball before the game with assistant coach Sam Cassell, and he didn’t look all that bad. More on that to come…

MY LEFT FOOT: After the win against the Portland, TAI talked with Nene about his left foot and how it’s progressing:

“That is going to take a little while. That is step-by-step. I have a time plan right now. …So I’ll feel better, I don’t know when, but when I start to feel better, I will get more minutes.”

Nene didn’t want to estimate the percentage of full health for his plantar fasciitis, other than to say that it’s “really sore”—the reality is that it will never be 100 percent, but rather something he will have to manage within a range of pain. When asked if his time plan would prevent him from missing games, Nene said:

“Well, I just finished one game, so let’s see how it’s going to be tomorrow.”

Day by day. Day by Nene. At least on this night, the clouds over the Wizards were lifted, if for just one win. But the John Wall and Nene injury report? It remains cloudy, but with increasing chances of sunny.


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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.