Published: Wed, February 06, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Wizards lose John Wall for year with ruptured left tendon

Wizards lose John Wall for year with ruptured left tendon

The team announced Tuesday the point guard will miss about 12 months following surgery to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon.

It was Anderson who operated on Wall on January 8, removing damaged tissue from Haglund's Deformity - a bony enlargement on the back of the heel - and repairing a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel.

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

One of the reasons Wall opted to undergo season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel was to hopefully avoid a more serious injury.

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If John Wall's initial Achilles injury had dimmed the Wizards' hopes for the present, the latest news casts a dark cloud over their future as well.

Another operation to fix the tendon will be performed by physician Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at a date to be determined. Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity approximately 12 months after the surgery. They say the tendon ruptured after slipping and falling in his home.

Wall was at the Wizards game last night, per Fred Katz of The Athletic. The five-time All-Star was wearing a boot on his left foot and using a scooter to get around. He also underwent surgeries on both knees in 2016. The Wizards star has had his fair share of injury problems in the past as he only played 41 games last season thanks to a knee injury.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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