Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Wizards guard ruptures Achilles tendon from fall at home

Wizards guard ruptures Achilles tendon from fall at 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.

According to a statement from the Wizards, Wall ruptured his Achilles "after slipping and falling at his home".

John Wall will undergo surgery to fix his ruptured left Achilles tendon and is expected to miss "approximately 12 months" from the time of the surgery, per the Washington Wizards.

Wall's surgery in January was for a debridement and fix of a Haglund's deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home.

Wall, whose game is built around his speed and ability to drive to the basket, is expected to be able to return to what the team called "full basketball activities" about a year after that operation.

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

Wall had already been ruled out for the rest of 2018-19 after undergoing heel surgery in late December. The five-time All-Star was wearing a boot on his left foot and using a scooter to get around.

Is John Wall coming back worth waiting most of the season? And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior.

Wall contributed 20.7 points per game to the Wizards this season in 32 matches.

Mostly, though, the first year of Wall's four-year maximum contract extension kicks in next season.

The Wizards are now 22-31, 3.0 games back from the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Like this: