Nearly four months after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was seen walking without a brace or boot, but with a slight limp Sunday.
Wall wasn't certain what the next steps of the process might entail, "whatever the trainers want me to do. Step by step whatever the trainers all me to do,” he said. “After the tendon heals all the way it is all about getting my leg strength back so I can run and bend and do all those type of things.”
"I’m on the verge of getting my leg strength back. In the pool, swimming, stuff like that,” Wall said about the activities he is doing now, mentioning leg press and calf raises specifically.
“All the people that talk negative, like, 'You can't come back from it. You not this, you not that...' That (will) do nothing but motivate me even more," Wall said in February. "'Cause (those) are the same people who when I was on top, (were) respecting me and loving me."
"The people that show you that love, love to see you fall. Why not use it as more motivation? They ain't nothing to dwell on," Wall said.