John Wall to Miss One-Year with Ruptured Left Achilles

Rex Christensen
February 7, 2019

In 2018, Wall opted for left heel surgery this past December, thus being ruled out for the rest of the 2018-19 season, and now his latest setback in inuring his left Achilles, Wall has played a total of 541 out of 656 games in his eight year career and only played all 82 regular season games once in his eight-year career back in 2013-14, his fourth in the National Basketball Association. He was expected to miss 6-to-8 months recovering from that injury.

Making matters worse was how Wall was not wearing his walking boot when he slipped and fell, although not wearing the boot at home is permitted.

The 28-year-old elected to have a season-ending surgery in December with hopes of avoiding any additional damage.

The rupture was discovered when Wall had a procedure to have his infection cleaned out.

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"Even when Wall returns, it will likely take him some time to get back up to speed, if previous NBA Achilles injuries are any indication", Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote. "It sucks. It's unfortunate. He's overcome a lot of hard obstacles in his life and prepare to just add this to the list". "You have to go to the players, the coach, the staff and say, 'Do we have enough to make the playoffs?' And to a person, I was told, 'Yes we do.'" Leonsis told Washington radio station WTOP last week.

Wall played in 32 games for the Wizards this season averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

The Wizards have tried to build a roster around him, and Wall's $170-million, four-year contract extension kicks in next season.

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