Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
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Is John Wall's Underachieving Career Done — Washington Wizards

Is John Wall's Underachieving Career Done — Washington Wizards

Both that surgery and the next one will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI. It was diagnosed during a procedure to clear out an infection in the incision from his heel surgery January 8.

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. He then slipped and fell in his home, which resulted in him suffering the injury. He's missed more than 70 games due to knee injuries. It's another shot of unfortunate luck that's whacked the left leg of the five-time All-Star. Wall has inflammation from the infection, which doctors must wait to subside before doing the surgery. The rupture was diagnosed by Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection.

Wall has suffered wrist, hand, shoulder and quad soreness or injuries. The Wizards think Wall can return to full basketball activity around 12 months after the surgery takes place.


As already seen, that's never a guarantee. Surgery means Wall is likely to miss most, if not all, of next season - his first year of the four-year, $170 max contract extension he signed two summers ago. It increases to a $46.9 million option in the fourth year. At 22-31, the Wizards are now 10th in the East.

He appeared in 32 games this year, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists, before going down with a heel injury in late December.

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