Washington Wizards guard John Wall hasn't played since early in the 2018-19 season. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Don't expect John Wall to return for Wizards if NBA season resumes

John Wall is in the process of rehabbing from an Achilles tendon injury, and although he's been making significant strides, he probably won't return to action this season. 

“We’ve said all along that we can’t wait until John plays next season, and I think that will still be our attitude and our stance,” Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said, "We’re very anxious to see John Wall in uniform next year. I don’t think any of this changes that.”

It takes about 11-15 months for an Achilles tendon injury to heal, but the Wizards knew he would be out longer than that. Even with the coronavirus postponing the NBA season, Wall probably won't be ready to return for the current suspended season.

The COVID-19 outbreak has actually done more to hinder Wall than help him, especially considering NBA facilities are shut down as well as many health care buildings.

The Wizards are being extremely cautious with Wall, and it'll be for the best if forgoes the rest of the 2019-20 season as Washington currently is out of a playoff spot.

Wall averaged 20.7 points, 8.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds during the 2018-19 season before suffering a heel injury for which he had surgery. The achilles tendon injury happened while he was at home, according to Buckner.

While injuries have derailed his career over the last two years, it'll be interesting to see how he performs when he returns to action. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. 

nb游戏平台In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter


The Morning Bark Newsletter. Emailed daily.

nb游戏平台 You'll receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams.

Emailed daily. Always FREE!

Can you name every Washington Wizards first round draft pick since 1986?
1987 (12)
Muggsy Bogues
1988 (12)
Harvey Grant
1989 (9)
Tom Hammonds
1991 (19)
LaBradford Smith
1992 (6)
Tom Gugliotta
1993 (6)
Calbert Cheaney
1994 (5)
Juwan Howard
1995 (4)
Rasheed Wallace
1999 (7)
Richard Hamilton
2001 (1)
Kwame Brown
2002 (11)
Jared Jeffries
2002 (17)
Juan Dixon
2003 (10)
Jarvis Hayes
2004 (5)
Devin Harris
2006 (18)
Oleksiy Pecherov
2007 (16)
Nick Young
2008 (18)
JaVale McGee
2010 (1)
John Wall
2010 (30)
Lazar Hayward
2011 (6)
Jan Vesely
2011 (18)
Chris Singleton
2012 (3)
Bradley Beal
2013 (3)
Otto Porter
2015 (19)
Jerian Grant
2018 (15)
Troy Brown
2019 (9)
Rui Hachimura

Customize Your Newsletter


Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!