Wizards' Wall to have surgery on ruptured left Achilles


Wizards All-Star guard John Wall ruptured his left Achilles tendon "after slipping and falling in his home" and is expected to be out for an additional 12 months, the team announced on Tuesday.

Ironically, Wall had said that one reason he elected to have the season-ending heel surgery was to avoid suffering a worse injury. The Wizards' Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih diagnosed the rupture during the procedure to clean out the infection.

Another operation to fix the tendon will be performed by physician Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at a date to be determined.

Wall had reportedly developed an infection in his incision from his initial Achilles surgery on January 8 after suffering the rupture from slipping and falling in his home.

The initial left heel injury was the 10th major injury to force missed time for the five-time All-Star, according to NBC Sports Washington. Now, Wall will need another surgery to fix it which will make him miss the next 12 months of action, according to ESPN.

Injuries have robbed Wall over the last couple of years, with the star only playing in half of his team's 82 games last season due to a left knee injury.

As already seen, that's never a guarantee.

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

Wall appeared in only 32 games this season averaging just over 20 points per game.