WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Washington Wizards guard John Wall is reportedly out for the season, as the team announces he is due to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
The Wizards say Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 months from the time of the surgery.
Team officials say Wall developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on Jan. 8. They say the tendon ruptured after slipping and falling in his home.
Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih found the rupture during a procedure to clean out the infection.
Wall's surgery in Jan. was for a debridement and repair of a Haglund’s deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel.
Both that surgery and the next one will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.