Wall will play through back spasms

Wall will play through back spasms
November 3, 2013, 11:30 am
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MIAMI -- While Nene is again a game-time decision, John Wall didn't hesitate in declaring that he was in for Sunday's game despite lower back spasms.

"I got treatment last night when I got in. Got a massage. I'll get another massage today. Yeah, I'm ready to go," Wall said after shootaround Sunday morning at American Airlines Arena where he'll face the Miami Heat (CSN, 6 p.m. ET).

Wall participated in practice. Nene (left calf), who was injured in Wednesday's opener in Detroit, did not. Nene hasn't practiced since the injury's onset. 

Wall didn't remember when he was hurt in Friday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers when he made his first seven shots and led the Wizards was 26 points, but it was in the second half.

"At a timeout in the fourth quarter, I stood up and I was tight. I asked our trainer ... to start stretching me out. It was really sore," Wall said.

The challenge will be preventing the spasms from returning during game action, particularly when Wall catches a breather.

"Last night I slept with a heat pack on my back. When you sit for a while and you got nothing on it and it gets cold it gets stiff again," Wall said. "The main thing is to keep the heat on it."


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