Wizards star Wall out vs Raptors with sprained left shoulder
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 7: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts during the game against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 7, 2017 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
TORONTO (AP) — Washington Wizards guard John Wall will miss Sunday night’s (Monday, PHL time) game at Toronto because of a sprained left shoulder.
The four-time All-Star is expected to return Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHl time) when the Wizards host the Dallas Mavericks.
Wall, who is averaging 20.5 points and 10.4 assists, was injured in a collision with Cleveland’s Channing Frye in the third quarter of Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) 130-122 loss to Cleveland. Wall finished the game, but left the arena with his arm in a sling.
Coach Scott Brooks said there was “nothing of long-term concern” with Wall’s shoulder. Brooks said the eight-year veteran “probably should be ready to go” against Dallas.
Brooks said Tim Frazier, who sprained his left wrist when he took a charge Friday (Saturday, PHL time), will start in Wall’s place against the Raptors. The Wizards have lost four of five.