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

Heather Diaz
February 14, 2019

The 28-year-old Wall's Achilles surgery has not been scheduled yet. As the Wizards' press release reveals, Wall "developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on January 8" and then sustained the rupture when he fell in his home.

John Wall will undergo surgery on his left Achilles tendon after he ruptured it by slipping and falling in his home, the Wizards announced Tuesday. As for this new rupture, Wall apparently slipped and fell in his home.

The rupture was discovered when Wall had a procedure to have his infection cleaned out. He is due to make $37.8 million next season, according to the Washington Post.

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

John Wall originally was expected to miss 6-8 months after undergoing surgery on his left heel in December. And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior.

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. 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. Washington now sits at a record of 22-31 and are two games out of a playoff spot.

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