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UPDATE: The Wizards have confirmed that John Wall will undergo surgery on his left heel in a statement: 

Wizards guard John Wall will undergo a debridement and repair of a Haglund’s deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel.  The procedure will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay, WI, next week on a day to be determined.  Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately six to eight months.  

John Wall, the Wizards' five-time all-star, is reportedly expected to undergo season-ending surgery on his injured left heel following consultation with a foot specialist.

The procedure would sideline Wall 6-8 months. Though he’s labored at times this season, Wall is averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists.

ESPN first reported Wall's plan for surgery, after NBC Sports Washington learned that he was considering the procedure.

The Wizards offered no immediate comment on the report. Head coach Scott Brooks is slated to address the media at his standard pre-game press conference before Saturday night's home game against the Charlotte Hornets.

On Friday, head coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Wall was off to see a specialist as early as Saturday to examine the bone spurs in his left heel.

Wall, 28, missed his fourth game of the season on Friday against the Chicago Bulls, and is out Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Two of those games were missed due to illness, while two have been for the bone spurs. 

Wall has been dealing with bone spurs in his heel for several years. Brooks said Friday it has been an issue for all three seasons he has been Wall's coach in Washington — that it has just been worse than ever before.

Wall missed 41 games in the 2017-18 season due to knee injuries, and he has had multiple procedures on his left knee.

More analysis to come.