Wall out 12 months after rupturing Achilles in slipping accident at home

The John Wall injury further pushes the Wizards into NBA purgatory

The surgery has still not been scheduled and Wall will not return to full basketball activity until approximately 12 months after the procedure.

Their highest-paid player, point guard John Wall was already ruled out for the remainder of the year because of complications arising from an infection during surgery to his left heel, and now it's been revealed Wall may miss next season too.

"He never heard a pop", Douoguih said.

So the Achilles problem wasn't known until Monday. But a series of injuries will have robbed him of much of what usually are a player's prime years.

Wall contributed 20.7 points per game to the Wizards this season in 32 matches.

Injuries have robbed Wall over the last couple of years, with the star only playing in half of his team's 82 games last season due to a left knee injury. He missed two months after knee surgery last season, and had double knee surgery in 2016.

The Wizards have tried to build a roster around him, and Wall's $170-million, four-year contract extension kicks in next season.

However, there is no indication Wall's new recovery schedule changes the Wizards' plans with Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline looming, according to a source familiar with the organization's mentality. Now 10th in the Eastern Conference, Washington has struggled to a 22-31 record despite having one of the more talented rosters in the East.

Washington plays at the East-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.