Washington Wizards point guard John Wall held out of practice with back spasms

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John Wall suffered back spasms beginning in the third quarter of Friday's loss to the Sixers. (Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

(Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

Wizards point guard John Wall sat out of the team's practice on Saturday while recovering from the back spasms he suffered during Friday's loss to the Sixers.

The spasms started in the third quarter, and Wall could be seen getting his back stretched out by trainers in the fourth quarter, though head coach Randy Wittman was not aware of the injury until after the game, according to the Washington Post's Michael Lee.

He was still in "excruciating pain" and could "barely stand" in the locker room after the game, wrote CSNWashington.com's J. Michael.


Wall told Michael that his lower back "hurts very badly" and grimaced as he left the arena on Friday.


The Wizards face the Heat in Miami at 6 p.m. on Sunday after losing the first two games of their season.

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