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

Wizards' Wall to have surgery on ruptured left Achilles

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

The Washington Wizards have announced that John Wall will undergo surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon, which he suffered after slipping and falling in his home.

The 28-year-old was already out for the rest of this season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel as the beginning of January. He then slipped and fell in his home, which resulted in him suffering the injury. The five-time All-Star was wearing a boot on his left foot and using a scooter to get around. He was expected to miss 6-to-8 months recovering from that injury. The rupture was diagnosed by Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection. The injury will bar Wall from any basketball-related activity for at least 12 months. And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior.

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Also worth noting is that next season is the first year of Wall's contract extension he signed with Washington last Summer. It increases to a $46.9 million option in the fourth year.

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. The Wizards (22-31) are 10th in the Eastern Conference as of Tuesday's surgery announcement.

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