Wizards rookie John Wall slipped on the Verizon Center practice court and tweaked his groin during a scrimmage on Thursday, forcing him to sit out the first practice of a double session on Friday.
"I’m not really too concerned about it," said Wall. "It’s just a little stress, a little pain on it so they wanted me to sit out this morning, just get treatment on it, ice it. I’m cool with it, but it’s really my first time sitting out like this."
"We’ll see if he loosens up and is able to go tonight," said Wizards head coach Flip Saunders, whose second practice of the day is scheduled to start at 5 pm. The players taking part in the summer minicamp will practice one more time Saturday morning before departing for Las Vegas, where their first summer league game is Sunday evening."
Wall said he's never had a groin injury before. It's tough to get too worked up over it with Andray Blatche sticking one of his crutches into the media scrum like a microphone while Wall was talking about the injury.
"I’m the type of person that doesn’t want to sit out too long," said Wall. "But in this type of situation, summer league is important and practice is important but not too important to make it a serious injury that can be hurting me through the whole season so the coaches and the training staff are doing a great job."