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Wizards’ John Wall to undergo surgery for ruptured Achilles tendon

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Washington Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon and will be out for 12 months, the team announced on Tuesday.

The latest injury occurred after Wall slipped and fell at his home.

Although the surgery has not yet been scheduled, it will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.

Wall had previously undergone surgery on January 8 to repair a Haglund’s deformity, conduct a debridement and to work on what was referred to as a “chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel.” That surgery was also conducted by Dr. Robert Anderson.

Shortly after the January 8 surgery, Wall developed an infection in the surgical incision, and during a cleanout by Wizards Director of Medical Services and Orthopedist, Dr. Wiemi Douoguih, the rupture was discovered.

In 32 games for the Wizards this season, Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds. He is due $38 million, $41 million, $44 million and $47 million over the next four years.

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