Wall to miss 12 months with ruptured Achilles after slipping at home

Wall to miss 12 months with ruptured Achilles after slipping at home

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.

Wall was already ruled out for the season in late December, when the team said he would have surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel.

Wall suffered the rupture when he slipped and fell at his home, per the team.

- 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. The surgery was a "debridement and fix of a Haglund's deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury". The five-time All-Star is slated to make $37.8 million in 2019-20. "The rupture was diagnosed by [Wizards doctor] Dr Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection". Now, with the new 12 month window, it will be this time next season before Wall even thinks about taking the floor again in a game. He missed two months after knee surgery last season, and had double knee surgery in 2016.

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

Mostly, though, the first year of Wall's four-year maximum contract extension kicks in next season. At 22-31, the Wizards are now 10th in the East.

Wall played in 32 games during the 2018-19 campaign, averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals over 34.5 minutes per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the floor, 30.2 percent from 3-point range and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.

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