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John Wall To Miss 12 Months Due To Ruptured Achilles

14 February 2019

They say the tendon ruptured after slipping and falling in his home.

Wall developed an infection after undergoing an operation on January 8 to fix his chronic Achilles issues. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisc.

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.

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Wall had already been ruled out for the rest of 2018-19 after undergoing heel surgery in late December.

Per the team, he developed an infection in the incision. The rupture was discovered during a procedure to clean out an infection that resulted from the original surgery, according to the team. As for this new rupture, Wall apparently slipped and fell in his home.

He was expected to miss six to eight months of action while recovering from that injury.

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Wall has suffered wrist, hand, shoulder and quad soreness or injuries. And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior.

Back in 2017, the All-Star point guard signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension that is set to kick in next season. It increases to a $46.9 million option in the fourth year.

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 (22-31) are 10th in the Eastern Conference as of Tuesday's surgery announcement.

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John Wall To Miss 12 Months Due To Ruptured Achilles