Another major injury has John Wall sidelined for the Washington Wizards. This one will cost him over half a season as he will not play again for the Wizards in the 2018-19 year.
Wall's left heel injury will be the 10th major injury that forced the five-time NBA All-Star to miss time on the court.
The recovery from the surgery to fix the pain Wall is sustaining is 6-8 months. Not only will Wall miss the remainder of the season, but he could miss a significant amount of time during the offseason.
Already he has had three knee procedures, but this is the first time that there is one on his foot. Wall has battled bone spurs throughout his career, but never led to him missing a long period of games.
Below is a list of the significant injuries John Wall has sustained throughout his NBA career:
Sept. 28, 2012 – Diagnosed with a non-traumatic stress injury in his left knee during pre-season. Missed the first 33 games of the season – Wizards were 5-28 during that stretch.
May 3, 2015 – Injures left wrist and hand in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. He had five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist/hand, missed three games in the series.
Apr. 6, 2016 – Wall listed as questionable with a sore right knee. Missed two games before being shut down with the team out of post-season contention. In total, he missed five games.
May 5, 2016 – Undergoes a procedure on both of his knees. His left was to ‘excise calcific deposits’ to ease the pain and his right was to remove ‘loose bodies.’
Apr. 10, 2017 – Misses two games at the end of the season due to a quad injury. Both games were for ‘rest’ because the Wizards were already locked into the No. 4 seed for the playoffs.
Nov. 5, 2017 – Wall listed with right shoulder soreness, misses one game.
Nov. 16, 2017 – MRI after left knee discomfort. He received PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections to reduce inflammation and missed nine games from Nov. 23 to Dec. 13.
Jan. 30, 2018 – Consulted with knee specialist and had a procedure on his left knee to "clean up" the area and ease pain. He missed eight weeks accounting for 27 games and was in and out for the remainder of the regular season.
Dec. 29, 2018 - Wall sees specialist to deal with reoccurring pain in his left heel, decides to have surgery to fix his discomfort. It is expected that he will miss 6-8 months, ending his season. Before the announcement of the injury, Wall missed four games in a four-week span.
NOTE: This is not an all-encompassing list, some injuries were not included based on time missed, severeness of injury, and history. All injuries and injury updates listed are from RotoWorld.com.
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