Wall to have MRI on Thursday

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will have an MRI scan on his left leg on Thursday, as he continues to be plagued by chronic pain. 

Wall has been feeling pain in his vastus medialis obliquus muscle, located just above the knee, which has left him unable to bend his left knee without feeling discomfort.

However, the 25-year-old does not expect the MRI to reveal anything more than a bruised muscle.

“I know you’re going to deal with nagging injuries throughout the year,” Wall told reporters. “I’m perfectly fine with that. But it’s the ones that — I can’t even bend my knee without it being sore. So that’s the thing that gets frustrating.

“But other than that, just got to go out there and compete. But like I always tell you, when I step between those lines I make no excuses. If I play like (c**p), I play like (c**p). Some people can’t commit to that. But if I play like (c**p), I play like (c**p). If I felt like I couldn’t have done (c**p), I wouldn’t have suited up.”

The Wizards will be hoping that Wall’s injury is not serious since he is an instrumental part of their line-up and has recorded 21 double-doubles in the 36 games he has played this season. He is also averaging 19.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game.