John Wall tears Achilles, out for at least 12 months
The Washington Wizards announced today that their star point guard John Wall had slipped in his home and ruptured his Achilles on the 29th of January. It was only found today when he was being checked for his infection from his surgery on the Jan 8th.
Wall was already expected to miss the rest of this season due to his Achilles but this could potentially keep him out for the 2019-2020 season as well. Similar to Goldens State Warrior DeMarcus Cousins, who missed a full year when he ruptured his Achilles last year.
The 22-31 Wizards have been sellers this season and without much success. With John Wall’s new supermax contract kicking in this season he will be unmovable.
Washington Wizards press release
Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 months from the time of the surgery.
Wall had developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on Jan. 8 (a debridement and repair of a Haglund’s deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel that was also performed by Dr. Anderson) and he suffered the rupture after slipping and falling in his home. The rupture was diagnosed by Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection.