John Wall Injury: Wizards Star Ruptures Achilles After Slipping In Home

Arnold Nichols
February 7, 2019

Wall is expected to be out 12 months from the time of the procedure. They say the tendon ruptured after slipping and falling in his home.

Their highest-paid player, point guard John Wall was already ruled out for the remainder of the year because of complications arising from an infection during surgery to his left heel, and now it's been revealed Wall may miss next season too.

Wall, 28, was originally expected to miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery on his left heel on January 8. 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.

Per the team, he developed an infection in the incision. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisc. It's another shot of unfortunate luck that's whacked the left leg of the five-time All-Star. However, those talks apparently dissipated quickly, especially in the case of John Wall whose contract isn't the most franchise-friendly with this season marking the first of his $170 max extension.


He appeared in only 32 games this season, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists.

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

After a 137-129 loss at home against the last-place Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, the Wizards are 22-31 and tied for 10th in the Eastern Conference.

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