You can imagine what it must be like for a player like John Wall to be stuck on the bench. He's been the fastest and maybe most athletic court on every court he's ever taken, but now he is forced to stay absolutely still, in a monkey suit no less. It's something that would take a little getting used to.
According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, all of those injuries are beginning to frustrate the young point guard.
"This might be the most frustrating part, so far, about me playing basketball - I've never had any injuries," said Wall ... "I've sprained my ankle before, but the main injury that really set me back was spraining my foot," Wall said. "That's the main thing that really aggravated me, because I can't sit on the sideline and watch. I want to be in plays. And then, at the same time, I'm doing a great job of rehabbing, but I come back and it still hurts in some areas. Sometimes, they say it's better to break it than sprain it. And sometimes I wish I probably did do that."
So we've got a sprained foot that continues to bother him, and now tendinitis in his knee which coach Saunders ominously said might not, "ever going be pain free." That's a lot of injuries for a very young career. I'm sure Wall wants to be out there as much as anybody, but especially with injuries to the knee and foot, rest is the most important thing for him right now. As much as we all want him to be out there, sitting for a little while longer might be the best thing for him.