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Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

The incision from Wall's initial surgery on Jan. 8 became infected following a rupture that occurred when Wall slipped and fell in his home. The rupture occurred Jan. 29.

The Achilles surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, has yet to be scheduled. The surgery will take place in Green Bay, Wisc.

Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity 12 months following the surgery. That would mean Wall would miss the entirety of the 2019-20 NBA season.

On a Tuesday conference call with members of the media, Wizards team doctor Wiemi Douoguih stated that there is no way to tell if Wall returns to 100-percent.

"Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of data on elite NBA point guards and Achilles tendon ruptures. There's no way to tell if Wall will make a full recovery."

Wall saw a specialist for recurring pain in his left heel on Dec. 29. Wall had already missed four games in four weeks prior to the visit and the team announced Wall would miss 6-8 months.

Wall played in just 32 games this season, the fewest number of games in his nine-year NBA career. Wall was averaging 20.7 ppg and 8.7 apg when he initially went to the sidelines with heel pain.

This a developing story. on NBC Sports Washington for the latest news and updates.

 

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