Wizards guard John Wall tears Achilles in fall, out 12 months

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 14, 2019

- Washington Wizards guard John Wall is reportedly out for the season, as the team announces he is due to undergo surgery to fix a ruptured left Achilles tendon. After surgery to his Achilles, Wall developed an infection and during a routine surgery to clean the infection, it was discovered that his Achilles was in fact ruptured.

Wall had previously said that one reason he elected to have the season-ending heel surgery in the first place was to avoid suffering a worse injury.

As the old sports saying goes, the best ability is availability, and with Wall now expected to be out 11-12 months and likely miss the entire 2019-20 season, it looks like Wall's abilities need to be called into question.

The procedure has not yet been scheduled and will be done in Green Bay, Wisconsin, by Dr. Robert Anderson. This due to what the team says is a slip-and-fall suffered at home. Wall has inflammation from the infection, which doctors must wait to subside before doing the surgery. Wall also had surgery on both knees in 2016. 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. And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior. It increases to a $46.9 million option in the fourth year.

A five-time NBA All-Star, Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games this season for the Wizards. At 22-31, the Wizards are now 10th in the East.

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