Washington Wizards’ John Wall was already sidelined for the rest of 2018-19 NBA season due to a heel surgery, but his troubles didn’t stop here. Wizards announced on Tuesday that Wall now tore his Achilles tendon “after slipping and falling in his home.”
According to the team’s official statement, Wall will now have to undergo surgery to repair the Achilles tendon rupture with the exact date of the procedure still left to be determined. The 28-year-old “is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 12 months from the time of the surgery.”
After missing a total of 41 games last season due to a knee injury, John Wall managed to play only 32 games in 2018-19 before undergoing a procedure to remove bone spurs from his left heel in January. He decided to get the surgery in order to avoid more severe issues and was expected to return in six to eight months.
The Washington Post reports that Wall stumbled and fell in his home on 29th January, which led to Achilles tendon tear. This was, however, only discovered on Monday, when the player underwent a follow-up surgery to clean the infection on the site of the heel procedure.
John Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists, and 3.6 rebounds in the season before he went down with the injury.