Wall undergoes surgery on both knees

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall underwent surgery on both his knees on Thursday and is expected to be fully fit by the start of the 2016/17 season.

According to the Wizards, Wall went under the knife in order to remove calcium deposits in his left knee, which will alleviate the pain he has been feeling.

In regards to his right knee, Wall underwent an arthroscopic lavage procedure to remove loose bodies.

Wall, who is likely to miss the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, was operated on at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount by Dr. Richard Parker, who said that the 25-year-old should be able to play without any pain in the future.

Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld revealed that Wall consulted the team, his agent and a number of doctors before deciding to go under the knife.

“John has been a true warrior for us throughout his career and we’re confident that his work ethic will have him back leading the team as soon as possible,” Grunfeld told reporters.

In the 77 games he played this season, Wall averaged 19.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 10.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

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