Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will be out for eight weeks after being diagnosed with early stages of a stress injury in his left knee, the team announced on its website Friday.
Wall was examined Thursday in New York after experiencing discomfort in his left knee and an MRI confirmed the injury.
"My teammates and I are all excited to build on the improvement we made at the end of last season, and I know they will continue to make great progress while I get through this setback," Wall said. "I will work extremely hard to make sure I get back as soon as possible so I can rejoin them and help our team continue to improve."
The Wizards begin training Tuesday and open the season Oct. 30 at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"We're all disappointed for John after how hard he worked this summer and how excited he was to begin training camp, but we feel fortunate that we caught the injury early and that he will be able to return with the vast majority of the season still in front of us," team President Ernie Grunfeld said. "In the meantime, we're confident that the versatility and depth of our team will help us move forward and continue the positive momentum that we've seen over the past several months."