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Breaking: John Wall Tears Achilles After Falling In His Home, Out For 12 Months

John Wall

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.

(via ESPN's Marc Spears)

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 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.