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John Wall ‘shooting the lights out’ in his recovery from torn Achilles tendon

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Suffering from a torn Achilles tendon is a pretty awful injury for any athlete, particularly a basketball player whose quickness was a defining part of his game, like John Wall. But if there is one positive to such an injury, it’s that it leaves a player plenty of time to work on shooting. That’s apparently what Wall has been doing.

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks joined “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan in DC on Tuesday and talked about some of the progress Wall is making in his recovery from the torn Achilles tendon.

“He’s running, he’s jumping, he’s shooting. He’s shooting the lights out. That’s the good thing about an injury like he’s had — all you have to do is shoot. He’s looking good,” Brooks told “The Sports Junkies.” “Still lots of work to be done, but he has the right mindset. I anticipate him coming back and being as good as ever.”

Wall has had an extremely tough run the last few years. He played in just 41 games two seasons ago due to knee problems. Then last year, he played in only 32 games before undergoing surgery on his heel. While recovering from heel surgery, Wall tore his Achilles, which will keep him out for this season. The injuries led Adidas to reportedly consider buyout talks with the guard.

Not all is bad for Wall, though. His Wizards had the night off on Tuesday, which allowed Wall the chance to watch his alma mater Kentucky beat Michigan State at the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden.


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