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John Wall Injury: Updates on Wizards Star's Eye, Likely Return Date

SAN ANTONIO, TX - November 13: John Wall
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2013

John Wall suffered an eye injury in the Washington Wizards' loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

According to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News, Wall was hit in the right eye. He wouldn't return to the game.

Wiz PG John Wall hasn't played since late 3rd after getting hit in right eye ... won't return vs. #Spurs.

— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) November 14, 2013

To add insult to injury, he didn't even get the foul call when poked in the eye, per the Washington Post's Michael Lee.

John Wall got poked in eye. Slow to make it up off the floor. Al Harrington helped him. JW asked ref, "How is that not a foul?" #wizards

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 14, 2013

Prior to exiting, the star point guard was 5-of-19 from the floor with 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Wizards fans shouldn't get too ahead of themselves. As Lee points out, the game was already pretty much over by the time Wall left the floor.

John Wall is done for the night after getting poked in the eye. With #wizards down by 25, might be a good call to let him chill

— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 14, 2013

There's no sense in having your star player out there in a blowout after he got poked in the eye. You're better off playing it safe and living to fight another day.

Where Wall goes, so will the Wizards this season. They can't afford to risk their best player to further injury, especially in a blowout. The key now will be getting him back to full health for the more important games ahead.

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