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Wall Returns To Practice For First Time

John Wall participated in practice for the first time since being diagnosed with a stress injury in his left patella in late September.

Wall participated in limited-contact drills and ran up and down the court.

With the injured Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker and A.J. Price also participating in some capacity, the practice also served as the first in which all 15 players on the Wizards' roster practiced.

“This is Christmas all over for him, I'm sure, to finally reach this point,” Randy Wittman said of Wall. “You could see the spark in his eyes — finally. So we just got to be patient. He’s got to be itching to push this as fast as he can. We got to be careful with that.”

Wall was cleared to begin “ramping up” his basketball-related activities on Dec. 14 after receiving a third Synvisc shot.

The Wizards won't set a specific date for Wall's anticipated return.

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post
 

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