Wall to miss 12 months with ruptured Achilles after slipping at home

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Both that surgery and the next one will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.

The Wizards are three games outside the playoffs in the Eastern Conference but team owner Ted Leonsis says he expects the team to push for the postseason, despite Wall's absence.

The 28-year-old Wall's Achilles surgery has not been scheduled yet.

John Wall was looking at being out for 6-8 months after undergoing heel surgery last month after discovering that he had a genetic defect in his foot that affected his Achilles tendon. Wall is second. Third is Trevor Ariza, traded to Washington mid-season, averaging 15.2 points since joining the squad.

Wall was recovering from heel surgery he underwent in December and had an infection on the initial incision from the procedure. He's missed more than 70 games due to knee injuries.

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Wall's former college team-mate DeMarcus Cousins has weighed in with some advice for the crocked star, after the Golden State Warriors center made his comeback from the same injury earlier this year.

There is no way to know what sort of player Wall will be when he returns, Douoguih said.

Is John Wall coming back worth waiting most of the season? "It sucks, it's unfortunate". There's no doubt in my mind about that. You could even argue they may have played better.

The Wizards have tried to build a roster around him, and Wall's $170-million, four-year contract extension kicks in next season.

Wall contributed 20.7 points per game to the Wizards this season in 32 matches.

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