Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

John Wall ruptures Achilles after heel surgery

John Wall ruptures Achilles after heel surgery

Douoguih predicted the recovery time for Wall's Achilles injury could be anywhere between 11-15 months and that he has no idea what sort player Wall will be when he returns, adding "we don't have a lot of data on elite National Basketball Association point guards with tendon ruptures".

Wall, 28, had left heel surgery days into the new year after consulting with a foot specialist.

Team officials say Wall developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on January 8.

Wall was recovering from the heel surgery he underwent in December and the initial incision become infected and required debridement.

The rupture was discovered when Wall had a procedure to have his infection cleaned out.

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Both that surgery and the next one will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home.

The Wizards have tried to build a roster around him, and Wall's $170-million, four-year contract extension kicks in next season. It's another shot of unfortunate luck that's whacked the left leg of the five-time All-Star.

Wall has had three knee surgeries with his first dating back to September 2002 when he missed the first 33 games of the season.

Next year alone is set to cost the franchise over $40 million for Wall. Now 10th in the Eastern Conference, Washington has struggled to a 22-31 record despite having one of the more talented rosters in the East.

He averaged 20.7 points and 8.6 assists in 32 games before the injury.

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