John Wall needs more surgery, will miss 12 months
February 5, 2019
Wizards guard John Wall, already injured, is now even more injured. This due to what the team says is a slip-and-fall suffered at home.
Wall will undergo a yet-to-be-scheduled surgery to fix a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
Per the team, Wall had developed an infection in the incision from the original January 8 initial surgery on Jan. 8. As for this new rupture, Wall apparently slipped and fell in his home.
The Wizards think Wall can return to full basketball activity around 12 months after the surgery takes place.
Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games for the Wizards this season.
At 22-31, the Wizards are currently 10th in the East. A far drop from where they hoped to be. All-Star guard Bradley Beal has led the squad this season at 24.8 points per game. Wall is second. Third is Trevor Ariza, traded to Washington mid-season, averaging 15.2 points since joining the squad.
Center Dwight Howard has played in just nine games this season. It's unclear when he'll return to action. More may be known on his status later in February after the All-Star break.