WASHINGTON (AP) - One practice, one injury for No. 1 draft
choice John Wall.
The Washington Wizards rookie point guard was held out of
practice Friday morning with a groin injury from Thursday night's
"He's got a little bit of tightness in his groin," coach Flip
Saunders said. "He kind of slipped on the court and kind of
starched out a little bit in the scrimmage last night so we didn't
want to take any chances. We'll see if he loosens up."
Wall might work out with the Wizards on Friday night. They also
practice Saturday morning before leaving for the Las Vegas Summer
Wall says there's a little stress and pain but he's not overly
"This is my first time sitting out like this," he said. "I'm
type of person who doesn't want to sit out too long, but also in
this type of situation, practice is important, Summer League is
important. But it's an injury that can be hurting you throughout
the whole season so my coaches and training staff are doing a great
Saunders raved about the 19-year-old player's "court
intelligence, vision, competitiveness. He's a guy when you start
playing full court, his game steps up even more."
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