John Wall played in his first NBA game in two years Thursday night after a prolonged recovery from two injuries, which the five-time All-Star said he thought at one point might not only end his basketball career but cause him to lose his foot.
“It was tough,” Wall told Stadium’s Shams Charania prior to his 22-point, six-rebound, nine-assist performance in the Rockets’ win over the Kings. “I went through three or four different infections. So it got to the point where, ‘OK, are you going to have to cut your foot off or not?’ That’s where it got real with me. The basketball aspect was, like, going to be east for me.
“I feel like any rehab that comes in the first three or four months is the biggest key of anything, is how you attack it. So all of a sudden, I couldn’t be a heavyweight. I had to be lighter weight.” (NYPost)