Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, after reportedly slipping and falling in his home.
Wizards announce John Wall slipped & fell at home, rupturing his Achilles (same injury as former Kentucky teammate Boogie Cousins). Will need surgery and will be out another 12 months. Wizards also say Wall had developed an infection from another, initial surgery last month.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 5, 2019
The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 months from the time of the surgery.
Wall had developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on Jan. 8th (a debridement and repair of a Haglund’s deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel that was also performed by Dr. Anderson) and he suffered the rupture after slipping and falling in his home.
The rupture was diagnosed by Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection.
Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games for the Wizards this season.
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