Randy Wittman denies John Wall dispute with Wizards medical staff
Wall sat out Game 2 of the Wizards' series against the Hawks after sustaining a wrist injury in Game 1. On Friday, The Washington Post's Michael Lee reported that Wall disagreed with his initial diagnosis of a serious sprain and felt he had suffered a more serious injury.
Lee reported that Wall "clashed" with team medical staffers ahead of Game 2.
On Thursday, the team announced that Wall had five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand.
On Friday, Wittman chided the media—and specifically Lee—for his report, which he called "unfair" to Wall.
Wall averaged 17.6 points and 10.0 assists this season for the Wizards, and he has averaged 17.4 points and 12.6 assists in five games this postseason. With Wall in the lineup this postseason, the Wizards are 5-0.
The Wizards host the Hawks in Game 3 on Saturday. Wall said Friday that he has "no idea" whether he'll be able to play.
- Stanley Kay