Wall to miss 12 months with ruptured Achilles after slipping at home

Wizards' Wall to have surgery on ruptured left Achilles

Wizards' John Wall Ruptures Achilles After Slipping and Falling at Home, Out 12 Months

The rupture was discovered during a procedure to clean out an infection that resulted from the original surgery, according to the team. The new injury will require another yet-to-be-scheduled surgery, which will be done by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay.

Wall, whose game is built around his speed and ability to drive to the basket, is expected to be able to return to what the team called "full basketball activities" about a year after that operation.

The 28-year-old elected to have a season-ending surgery in December with hopes of avoiding any additional damage. The initial surgery, a debridement and fix of a Haglund's deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel, was supposed to keep him out six to eight months.

Wall, who was already out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left heel, had also developed an infection in the incision from his previous surgery that took place January 8. The Wizards star has had his fair share of injury problems in the past as he only played 41 games last season thanks to a knee injury.

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"But me knowing John as well as I do, I know he'll overcome this".

"He's overcome a lot of hard obstacles in his life, [and you can] just add this to the list". However, those talks apparently dissipated quickly, especially in the case of John Wall whose contract isn't the most franchise-friendly with this season marking the first of his $170 max extension.

Wall contributed 20.7 points per game to the Wizards this season in 32 matches.

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