If you are a Washington Wizards fan, your superstar point guard John Wall will not be seeing the court for a very long time. Already out for an injury that would end his season, Wall has torn his Achilles after a fall in his home. Recovery time is set for 12 months.
The Wizards spoke on behalf of John Wall revealing that he originally received a season-ending surgery to rectify an injury to his heel, which became infected and delayed recovery time. From there, Wall tore the Achilles and will need additional surgery.
Fortunately for Wall, not so much for the Wizards’ salary cap flexibility, the point guard is locked into a max contract that will inflate in yearly earnings up to $44 million per season by the time the deal hits its final year in 2022-23.
John Wall is, of course, not amused by the setback, evident by his quick clawback to Pittsburgh Steeler JuJu Smith-Schuster who questioned what he was doing at home to get injured.
Wall wasn’t messing with JuJu’s jokes. pic.twitter.com/kVYKYQHSMt
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 6, 2019
The Washington Wizards are currently in the 10th seed of the Eastern Conference which will place them outside of the playoffs with a 22-31 record if the season ended today. The team is currently lead by the strong efforts of All-Star swingman Bradley Beal.