Washington Wizards star point guard will have season-ending heel surgery per ESPN. The recovery is estimated to take six weeks, and Tomas Satoransky will replace Wall in the lineup. Wall has been playing through the pain and swelling, only missing two games. The Wizards originally reported that they didn’t think surgery was necessary.
Wall has averaged 20.7 points and 8.3 assists this season. He missed 41 games last year and the Wizards ended the season in the eighth seed. The Wizards’ season has been highlighted by internal issues, trades, and injuries.
The Wizards will have to find a way to adjust to life without Wall, but Bradley Beal is having an all-star caliber season, averaging 23.8 points.
Wall is a huge loss for the Wizards, who have never reached the expectations that their talent has demanded. The Wizards are currently sitting in the eleventh seed in the east and are positioned to miss the playoffs, something they have only done once in the last four years.