Washington Wizards' $235 million injury nightmare, John Wall


The 28-year-old elected to have a season-ending surgery in December with hopes of avoiding any additional damage. There aren't many injuries that can keep you out that long, but a ruptured achilles is certainly one of them.

Wall had reportedly developed an infection in his incision from his initial Achilles surgery on January 8 after suffering the rupture from slipping and falling in his home. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled, will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, Wisc.

The new injury was discovered when Wizards director of medical services and orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih went in to do a routine procedure to clean out the infection. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home. He's missed more than 70 games due to knee injuries. Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity approximately 12 months after the surgery. It's another shot of unfortunate luck that's whacked the left leg of the five-time All-Star.

Wall was limited to 41 games last season, mostly because of surgery on his left knee.

As already seen, that's never a guarantee.

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In July 2017, Wall signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season.

Next year alone is set to cost the franchise over $40 million for Wall.

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

The Wizards are now 22-31, 3.0 games back from the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.