John Wall not pleased with JuJu Smith-Schuster’s injury joke
John Wall suffered a ruptured Achilles recently after slipping and falling in his home, a setback that will sideline the already-injured Washington Wizards star another 12 months.
While many NBA players, fans and the like were offering their support to Wall, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster — a known social media provocateur and jokester — elected to use the devastating injury as comedic fodder.
Bleacher Report posted news of Wall’s injury to Instagram, which is where Smith-Schuster elected to do a bit of trolling.
Wall wasn’t messing with JuJu’s jokes. pic.twitter.com/kVYKYQHSMt— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 6, 2019
“Bruh what you doing at the crib,” Smith-Schuster wrote in the comments section, adding a crying face emoji.
Wall, not surprisingly, was not impressed with Smith-Schuster’s attempt at humor.
“Funny guy and all that, but I’ll see u around bra,” Wall replied.
As far as Wall’s upcoming recovery from the injury — which clearly was severe — is concerned, it certainly sounds harrowing.
Wizards director of medical services & orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih on John Wall— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 5, 2019
* Not completely ruptured
* Fall happened Jan. 29
* Had slight increase in discomfort after fall. Seemed like tendon was OK at the time.
* Timeline is center of range: 11-15 months is normal range
* Surgery on John Wall tentatively planned for early next week.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 5, 2019
* Focus now is getting tendon re-attached and going through rehab process
* Not a lot of data on Achilles rupture for elite NBA point guards, per doc. Makes it difficult to predict how he’ll perform when he returns.
* Surgery will determine when therapy begins. Usually 2-3 weeks after surgery.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 5, 2019
* Obviously Wall is disappointed, but doc says he understands what needs to be done and wants to get it done
* Doc says it’s an unusual tear because not a complete rupture.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 5, 2019
* From standpoint of fixing Achilles and healing, injury falls within parameters of full rupture
Smith-Schuster obviously meant no ill-intent with his joke, but this may be one of the those occasions where the case can be made that oftentimes, some things are best left unsaid.