John Wall To Miss 12 Months Due To Ruptured Achilles


Dr. Robert Anderson of Green Bay, Wisc., will perform the surgery to fix the torn Achilles, but no date has been scheduled for the procedure.

Ironically, Wall had said that one reason he elected to have the season-ending heel surgery was to avoid suffering a worse injury. The Wizards say Wall developed an infection from the original surgery, then he suffered the ruptured Achilles after slipping and falling at his home.

With reports of Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall rupturing his Achilles, could his underachieving career be done?

Wall, 28, was already out for the rest of this season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel on January 8. The Wizards star has had his fair share of injury problems in the past as he only played 41 games last season thanks to a knee injury.

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The initial left heel injury was the 10th major injury to force missed time for the five-time All-Star, according to NBC Sports Washington.

The surgery kept him out an expected six-to-eight months, which would leave a return for the 2019-20 season at least a possibility. "The rupture was diagnosed by [Wizards doctor] Dr Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection". He also had surgery on both knees before the 2016-17 season. And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior. The 28-year-old signed a four-year contract extension in July 2017 and is due to make $37.8m next season.

The Wizards are now 22-31, 3.0 games back from the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.