The Washington Post's Candace Buckner reports that after consultation with a specialist, the Washington Wizards' All-Star point guard is considering surgery on his injured foot that would result in a six to eight-month recovery period.
Doctors determined the procedure is necessary for Wall to fix a problem that has bothered him for more than a year. He says Wall has managed an issue with his heel for years and "it comes and goes". On Saturday, Wall met with specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who recommended the surgery. They will now continue 2018-19 without their very well-paid point guard, John Wall.
Wall missed 41 games in the 2017-18 season due to knee injuries, and he has had multiple procedures on his left knee.
From a team perspective, the Wizards have to hope (and pray) that the then 29-year old can stay healthy and return to his 2016-17 form. How they decide to play the rest of the season, fully tanking or competing for the No. 8 seed, will be interesting to see with the trade deadline a little bit over a month away. Forward Markieff Morris is also out with a neck injury.
For a team that has been in nonstop tumult since the season began, Wall's injury only further exacerbates a frustrated locker room and fanbase.