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.
The whole reason why John Wall has been sitting out is to avoid further injury to his nagging heel injury, which had been bothering him earlier in the season and forced him to undergo surgery. Now, Wall will need another surgery to fix it which will make him miss the next 12 months of action, according to ESPN. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. They say the tendon ruptured after slipping and falling in his home.
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.
The rupture was discovered when Wall had a procedure to have his infection cleaned out. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home. The five-time All-Star is slated to make $37.8 million in 2019-20. He was expected to miss 6-to-8 months recovering from that injury. Wall was already due to miss the rest of this season after heel surgery. He also had surgery on both knees before the 2016-17 season.
Wall played in 32 of Washington's games this season, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists even while dealing with the heel pain - which has been an issue for him many times over the past two to three years.
In July 2017, Wall signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
The Wizards are now 22-31, 3.0 games back from the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.