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Wizards’ John Wall out for 12 months after suffering ruptured Achilles

Wizards’ John Wall out for 12 months after suffering ruptured Achilles

The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.

Wall was already ruled out for the season in late December, when the team said he would have surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel.

Wizards team doctor Wiemi Douoguih said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters that he discovered the partial rupture of the tendon during a procedure done Monday to address an infection from the operation on Wall's left heel on January 8.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon after slipping and falling in his home and is expected to miss approximately 12 months, the team announced Tuesday. As for this new rupture, Wall apparently slipped and fell in his home. He was expected to miss 6-to-8 months recovering from that injury. He is due to make $37.8 million next season, according to the Washington Post. The rupture was diagnosed by Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection. He also had surgery on both knees before the 2016-17 season.




In July 2017, Wall signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

Usually, when athletes suffer season-ending injuries, it's because of something that happened in a game. The injury will bar Wall from any basketball-related activity for at least 12 months.

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.

He averaged 20.7 points and 8.6 assists in 32 games before the injury.