John Wall Is Out For The Year After Rupturing Achilles

The Wizards guard tore the Achilles after an accident at his house.

Terrible news out of the NBA today as it was learned that John Wall has ruptured his Achilles and is done for the year.

Per the team release:

Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. 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. 8 (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.


This season, Wall was averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32 games for the Wizards.

Wishing the best to Wall on a speedy recovery.

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