This season has gone from bad to worse for the Wizards.
Despite holding a 22-31 record in the East, and no clear way out, the team was already viewing the 2018/19 campaign as a wash. And now, to make matters worse, they won’t have John Wall for next season either after the All-Star guard ruptured his Achilles.
Wizards say guard John Wall will have surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon and is expected to return in a year. Wall had developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on Jan. 8 and he suffered the rupture after slipping and falling in his home.
John Wall suffered ruptured Achilles after slipping and falling in his house and will be out 12 months. pic.twitter.com/nI8ina84cF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 5, 2019
John Wall was already seen as near untradable, as he’s due to make over $46 million through 2023.
With the Achilles tear, his athleticism is sure to take a hit, as will his already diminished value.
It’s a rough time for Washington, as this latest news will only serve to drown them in a deeper spiral of mediocrity and bad luck.