The Washington Wizards have just gotten an absolutely devastating John Wall update out of left field.
It now looks like the star point guard has undergone another surgery in addition to the one he just went through to fix his bone spurs, and will miss the next 12 months of basketball action.
Wall has dealt with trouble in his left heel throughout his career, but his ruptured Achilles tendon stems from slipping and falling in his house while recovering from that previous issue.
Wizards star John Wall underwent surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon and will be out 12 months.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 5, 2019
Wall's luck is saddening, to say the least. He underwent the initial surgery on January 8, but the incision from the surgery became infected. While attempting to manage said infection, he slipped and further damaged the area significantly.
Wall played a solid season despite battling bone spurs and heel issues throughout. He finished averaging 20 points, eight assists and three rebounds in 32 games.
Wizards say guard John Wall will have surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon and is expected to return in a year. Wall had developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on Jan. 8 and he suffered the rupture after slipping and falling in his home.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) February 5, 2019
The Wizards as a whole are struggling this season, but they currently sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, which does open a small possibility of playoff hopes. Who knows? Maybe they can band together and make a playoff run for Wall.
Re: John Wall.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) February 5, 2019
This sucks. This just sucks. Contract, whatever. John Wall’s in a lot of pain and will very likely never be the same and was a genuinely awesome player when healthy. This is horrible and it sucks.
For those of us who enjoy fun basketball, or who wanted a Boogie/Wall reunion this summer in DC, this is absolutely harrowing.