John Wall to undergo season-ending surgery on heel injury

Wizards' John Wall to have surgery on heel; out for season

Wizards' John Wall to have surgery on heel; out for season

The surgery to fix his injury puts Wall out of action for around six to eight months, which means the issue is season-ending.

The Washington Post first reported that surgery could be necessary. The 28-year-old Wall is expected to make his decision final next week as doctors have recommended he have the surgery soon and he will finalize a timetable for the procedure in the coming days, ESPN adds. He played in only 41 games last season because of a knee injury and has been plagued by the heel injury for several seasons, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports.

Wall sat out Washington's 101-92 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday night at United Center. The bone spurs have existed for three to four years, but this season they have impacted his play more than ever before instead of being dormant.

Racist abuse of Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly condemned by UEFA
That incident came before a match that Roma was not even involved in - although Napoli's 3-1 win over Fiorentina was held in Rome. The vans were surrounded by more than 100 people armed with sticks. "There's no place for racism in football".

Practically, the current season is over and a lost cause.

The Washington Wizards' horrific, dramatic 2018 season has been painful to watch at times. Trevor Ariza ($15 million) and Markieff Morris ($8.6 million) are the most practical to be moved due to their expiring contracts.

Should Wall in fact head for surgery, this will be the second consecutive season where he has missed significant time.

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