The 28-year-old elected to have a season-ending surgery in December with hopes of avoiding any additional damage.
Wall apparently developed an infection in the incision from his initial heel surgery in early January, then the Achilles' rupture came when he slipped and fell at home.More news: Thai Princess sorry for causing problems by trying to run for PM
Wall will undergo a yet-to-be-scheduled surgery to fix a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
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. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home. 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. "The rupture was diagnosed by [Wizards doctor] Dr Wiemi Douoguih during a procedure to clean out the infection". Wall also had surgery on both knees in 2016.More news: Ultra-processed foods push death risk up by 14 percent, study says
As already seen, that's never a guarantee. But it's a doubly huge blow for the Wizards to be without their point guard for longer than initially expected, as Wall will start a four-year, $170 million max contract next season. It increases to a $46.9 million option in the fourth year.
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Wall played in 32 of Washington's games this season, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists even while dealing with the heel pain - which has been an issue for him many times over the past two to three years.