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John Wall has five fractures in wrist, hand; availability unknown

John Wall has five fractures in wrist, hand; availability unknown

The Washington Wizards could be without John Wall for Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks because the All-Star point guard has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, the team announced Thursday.

The Wizards won Game 1 of the series on Sunday in Atlanta. Wall was hurt during the game and did not play in a Game 2 loss to the Hawks because swelling in the wrist and hand made it difficult for him to handle the ball.

The team said initial X-rays after Game 1 were negative but that follow-up examinations on Wednesday discovered the fractures, which are less severe than a fracture in which the bone is out of...

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