Washington Wizards guard John Wall sprains foot, but returns in second half

Washington Wizards guard John Wall left during Wednesday’s 112-107 loss to the Mavericks after suffering a sprained left foot in the second quarter in Washington.

Wall left briefly late in the second quarter after an awkward fall on a transition layup attempt. Defended by Nerlens Noel, the four-time All-Star remained on the ground after his shot hit the underside of the rim, until Washington called a timeout 13 seconds later.

Wall was helped to his feet before limping to the locker room under his own power. He started the second half.

”I’m just going to listen to whatever the doctors and trainers tell me to do,” Wall said. ”They’ll probably have a discussion and I’ll find out later on tonight.”

Wall began the night averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 assists as one of the keys to Washington going from a terrible start to third place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game behind the Celtics for second place and three behind the Cavaliers for first.

The Wizards next play Friday, at home against the Bulls.