John Wall injury: Point guard had felt discomfort for nearly a month

Wizards point guard John Wall said Friday that he had been experiencing discomfort in his left knee for almost a month before a New York doctor diagnosed him as having a stress injury that would not require surgery, but would force him to miss eight weeks, including the first handful of games in the 2012-13 season.

Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld said that Wall had undergone an initial MRI three weeks prior to Friday's announcement and that the organization had made a collective decision to send Wall to Dr. David Altcheck for a second opinion.

Wall played all 66 games of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, but missed 13 games in his rookie season (2010-11) with injuries to his left foot and right knee cap injuries.

As for potential replacements, Grunfeld said that he would consider signing another point guard to take Wall's place on the depth chart alongside Shelvin Mack and A.J. Price, but as Grunfeld put it "we feel good about the players on the roster."

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