Things just keep getting worse for Wizards and John Wall

Wizards' Wall to have surgery on ruptured left Achilles

Wizards' Wall to have surgery on ruptured left Achilles

According to a statement from the Wizards, Wall ruptured his Achilles "after slipping and falling at his home". The surgery was a "debridement and fix of a Haglund's deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury". It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home.

The 6-8 month window would have had Wall returning by September at the latest, giving him plenty of time to contribute to his team. "The rupture was diagnosed by [Wizards doctor] Dr Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection". Now, Wall will need another surgery to fix it which will make him miss the next 12 months of action, according to ESPN. The devastating news means the five-time All-Star will likely miss a significant portion of the 2019-20 season in addition to being sidelined for the remainder of this season.

"If I don't want to deal with the pain or make it any worse and have an opportunity to maybe rupture my whole Achilles later down the road, you get the surgery and take it out", Wall said in December.

Wall has had three knee surgeries with his first dating back to September 2002 when he missed the first 33 games of the season.

As already seen, that's never a guarantee. The 28-year-old signed a four-year contract extension in July 2017 and is due to make $37.8m next season. The Wizards (22-31) are 10th in the Eastern Conference as of Tuesday's surgery announcement.

Wall played in 32 games for the Wizards this season averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.