Wizards G reportedly leaning toward heel surgery, could miss 6-8 months

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Yesterday, the team announced that Wall will undergo surgery - specifically, a debridement and fix of a Haglunds deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury - in his left heel. Wall is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately six to eight months.

The Washington Post first reported that surgery could be necessary.

Wall considered to continue playing despite the injury but was advised to have the surgery by a specialist he met Saturday (29/12).

The procedure would sideline Wall 6-8 months.

The Wizards will be without John Wall so Beal will be leaned on heavily to carry the offense against the Bulls.

The 28-year-old player is averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per game this season.

Last season, Wall missed 41 games after a procedure on his left knee.

Wall has been dealing with bone spurs in his heel for several years. They will now continue 2018-19 without their very well-paid point guard, John Wall.

The five-time all-star, who is missing Saturday night's game against Charlotte, already missed Friday's game against Chicago due to a left heel issue. As is the case every year, the team has been inconsistent in their play.