Washington Wizards point protector John Wall is going to likely be sidelined for at least a year after rupturing his left Achilles tendon whilst slipping and falling in his home, the team announced Tuesday.
Wall, who was out for the remaining of this season due to an injured tribe, may have operation for the Achilles injury. He’s expected to be to be able to go back to full basketball tasks in approximately 1-2 weeks.
The team has not determined that a date for the operation, that will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson. The rupture was discovered by a group physician during an operation to remove an infection in the embryo which developed after operation on-wall’s left heel in January.
Wall, a five-time All-Star, averaged 20.7 points and 8.7 assists in 32 games this season.
He played in only 41 games last season, when he had a surgery on his knee. Wall had surgery on both knees in 2016.
Despite the fact that the team has been to 18 games, during the Wizards have gone 9 9 without Wall, owner Ted Leonsis insisted the other day that he expects Washington to earn a run for a playoff spot.
“You’ve got to visit the players, the coach, the team and say,’Do we have enough to help really make the playoffs?’ And to a individual, I was told,’Yes we do,'” Leonsis told WTOP last week.
The Wizards are 22-31 in 2013, sitting in 10th in the Eastern Conference, three games back of this eighth-place Miami Heat.
The Associated Press contributed to the report.