John Wall needs more surgery, will miss 12 months

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Wall is expected to return to full basketball activities in 12 months, putting him at a return near the 2019-20 All-Star weekend if all goes according to plan. The Wizards' Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih diagnosed the rupture during the procedure to clean out the infection.

The whole reason why John Wall has been sitting out is to avoid further injury to his nagging heel injury, which had been bothering him earlier in the season and forced him to undergo surgery. The Wizards were already prepared to live out the rest of the season without Wall, who was recovering from surgery to remove bone spurs in his left heel when he suffered the ruptured tendon.

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John Wall was looking at being out for 6-8 months after undergoing heel surgery last month after discovering that he had a genetic defect in his foot that affected his Achilles tendon. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. While management has said that they have no interest in trading Wall, that was before this most recent injury. But me knowing John as long as I do, I know he'll overcome this.

"You know, through it all, just try to better yourself each day and once that day's behind you, just move on to the next [one] regardless of the result".

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Also worth noting is that next season is the first year of Wall's contract extension he signed with Washington last Summer.

He appeared in only 32 games this season, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists.

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