Wizards guard ruptures Achilles tendon from fall at home

Otto Porter Jr

Otto Porter Jr

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.

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.

Don't expect John Wall's upcoming operation to change the Wizards' approach to the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall tore his left Achilles tendon in a fall at his home and could be sidelined up to 12 months following upcoming surgery, the team announced Tuesday. Now, Wall will need another surgery to fix it which will make him miss the next 12 months of action, according to ESPN. He suffered the rupture after slipping and falling in his home.

Wall was diagnosed when a team doctor performed a procedure to clean out an infection.

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Wall was at the Wizards game last night, per Fred Katz of The Athletic.

The surgery kept him out an expected six-to-eight months, which would leave a return for the 2019-20 season at least a possibility.

So it's bad news for Wall, and perhaps worse news for the Wizards and their plans moving forward.

A five-time NBA All-Star, Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games this season for the Wizards. Wall also had surgery on both knees in 2016.

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