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

14 February, 2019, 09:55 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Wizards' Wall to have surgery on ruptured left Achilles

Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity approximately 12 months after the surgery.

Wall was diagnosed when a team doctor performed a procedure to clean out an infection.

Wall, 28, had left heel surgery days into the new year after consulting with a foot specialist.

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.

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. The surgery was a "debridement and fix of a Haglund's deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury".

Wall was limited to 41 games last season, mostly because of surgery on his left knee.


There is no way to know what sort of player Wall will be when he returns, Douoguih said. "It sucks. It's unfortunate".

"But me knowing John as well as I do, I know he'll overcome this".

"You know, through it all, just try to better yourself each day and once that day's behind you, just move on to the next [one] regardless of the result".

Wall played in 32 of Washington's games this season, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists even while dealing with the heel pain - which has been an issue for him many times over the past two to three years.

Remember: Wall signed a massive four-year, $170 million contract extension with the Wizards last summer, and next season was set to be Wall's first year of that deal.

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