John Wall is set to miss even more time due to a nagging knee issue.
The Washington Wizards point guard will undergo an arthroscopic debridement procedure on his left knee Wednesday, the team announced. He'll be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks, The Washington Post's Candace Buckner reports.
Wall, 27, sat out Saturday's win over the Atlanta Hawks with soreness in the knee, and missed time earlier in the campaign after receiving a PRP injection to address inflammation in the same knee. On Monday, he consulted the doctor who performed his knee surgeries in 2016 for a second opinion, and it was determined he'd go back under the knife.
The elite floor general was set to play in his fifth All-Star Game in February as a reserve on Team LeBron.
Wall is averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.1 blocks over 37 appearances this season, fresh off signing a four-year extension worth $170 million. The Wizards are tied for fifth in the East and will play 16 of their next 20 games against opponents that are currently in playoff position.