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.