John Wall To Miss 12 Months Due To Ruptured Achilles

John Wall To Miss 12 Months Due To Ruptured Achilles

John Wall To Miss 12 Months Due To Ruptured Achilles

The procedure has not yet been scheduled and will be done in Green Bay, Wisconsin, by Dr. Robert Anderson.

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.

Wall had reportedly developed an infection in his incision from his initial Achilles surgery on January 8 after suffering the rupture from slipping and falling in his home.

Wizards guard John Wall will be sidelined for an estimated 12 months due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the team announced Tuesday. The initial surgery, a debridement and fix of a Haglund's deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel, was supposed to keep him out six to eight months. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home.

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 discovered during a procedure to clean out an infection that resulted from the original surgery, according to the team. It's another shot of unfortunate luck that's whacked the left leg of the five-time All-Star.

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Is John Wall coming back worth waiting most of the season?

As already seen, that's never a guarantee.

He appeared in 32 games this year, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists, before going down with a heel injury in late December.

Wall is set to make $37.8 million next season, almost double his $19.2 million salary this year. Washington now sits at a record of 22-31 and are two games out of a playoff spot.

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