Washington Wizards star John Wall is planning to endure season-ending surgery to restore bone spurs in his left heel, league sources informed ESPN.
Wall, 28, is predicted to finalize a timetable for the process within the coming days, sources mentioned. Restoration may sideline the purpose guard for six months.
Medical doctors decided the process is important for Wall to treatment a problem that has bothered him for greater than a yr. Wall met with specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Saturday, who beneficial the surgery.
Wall was attempting to play via the damage, however it was getting worse, sources mentioned, and opting to have the surgery now ought to permit him to return wholesome for the beginning of subsequent season.
The Washington Put up first reported that surgery might be crucial.
Wall, who’s averaging 20.7 factors and eight.7 assists per sport, has been ready to handle the ache and seemed like his All-Star self in some video games this season, reminiscent of Dec. 16 in Los Angeles when he scored 40 factors with 14 assists towards the Lakers.
However different instances the ache and swelling made it arduous to transfer, reminiscent of Dec. eight when the Cavaliers held him to one level. He then missed Washington’s subsequent sport two days later in Indiana.
Tomas Satoransky began in Wall’s place towards the Bulls.