Wizards point guard John Wall was set to miss the rest of the 2018-19 season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his heel. That’s bad enough. However, Wall will now likely miss the majority of 2019-20 season after rupturing his left Achilles tendon.
Wall ruptured his Achilles last week when he slipped at his house.
The slip occurred on Jan. 29, three weeks after Wall underwent surgery, according to the surgeon. Details on the slip/fall unclear. Sounds like a shower area situation. He did not have his walking boot on which complied with instructions when home.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) February 5, 2019
Wall has to wait on surgery to repair the Achilles because he is still dealing with an infection from the surgery he had last month to remove bone spurs from his heel. He will get surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin, performed by Dr. Robert Anderson. He is expected to miss 11-15 months.
The 12-month timetable the Wizards provided for Wall is the center of a range, Douoguih says. That range is 11-15 months, which means Wall could miss all of next season, too.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) February 5, 2019
The 28-year old point guard played in 32 games this season, averaging 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game.
Obviously, this has massive ramifications for the franchise ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline and a big summer when they’ll need to make decisions on Tomas Satoransky and the rest of the team’s free agents. But right now, all the focus should be on wishing the best for John Wall on what looks to be a long road back to health.