Wizards’ Wall could return Saturday

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Updated: January 8, 2013

The Washington Wizards could have their top player back this weekend.

According to a recent blog entry by Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, third-year
guard John Wall may make his season-debut on Saturday when Washington hosts
the Atlanta Hawks.

“We play next on Saturday night at home and it is possible but not quite
certain, for the first time all season, that we could dress all of our
players,” Leonsis wrote. “I don’t want to jinx it, but we are all hoping that
is what we will see.”

Wall, who has been sidelined since late September with a stress injury in his
left patella, has participated in basketball activities for the past month and
has been working out prior to the start of the Wizards’ last three games.

Washington has sorely missed their No. 1 draft choice in 2010, and have
stumbled to a league-worst 5-28 record in his absence.

Over his first two seasons, Wall has averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 assists.