Both that surgery and the next one will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI.
They're only three games back of the final playoff spot in the East though, despite John Wall not playing since just after Christmas due to a left heel issue that required season-ending surgery. After surgery to his Achilles, Wall developed an infection and during a routine surgery to clean the infection, it was discovered that his Achilles was in fact ruptured.
The 28-year-old was already out for the rest of this season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel as the beginning of January. It was determined it was suffered during a fall at home.
He was expected to miss six to eight months of action while recovering from that injury. The five-time All-Star is slated to make $37.8 million in 2019-20. Wall is second. Third is Trevor Ariza, traded to Washington mid-season, averaging 15.2 points since joining the squad.
Wall will undergo surgery on the latest injury, and per the team, will be out for about 12 months. And Achilles injuries are known to be hard to return from at all, let alone do so at the skill level held prior.
Wall contributed 20.7 points per game to the Wizards this season in 32 matches. Washington now sits at a record of 22-31 and are two games out of a playoff spot.