Wizards Likely Remain Big Underdogs; John Wall Out For a Year


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

Wall, who was already out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left heel, had also developed an infection in the incision from his previous surgery that took place January 8. They say the tendon ruptured after slipping and falling in his home. As for this new rupture, Wall apparently slipped and fell in his home. He's missed more than 70 games due to knee injuries.

"If I don't want to deal with the pain or make it any worse and have an opportunity to maybe rupture my whole Achilles later down the road, you get the surgery and take it out", Wall told the Washington Post in late December. It's another shot of unfortunate luck that's whacked the left leg of the five-time All-Star.

Wall has had three knee surgeries with his first dating back to September 2002 when he missed the first 33 games of the season.

In July 2017, he signed a four-year, $170million contract extension until the summer of 2023.

Usually, when athletes suffer season-ending injuries, it's because of something that happened in a game.

The previous heel injury had an estimated recovery timetable of 6-8 months, which meant Wall would likely be ready for the start of the 2019-20 season. "Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 months from the time of the surgery". The Wizards (22-31) are 10th in the Eastern Conference as of Tuesday's surgery announcement.