Source: Wizards’ Wall needs surgery on heel
A person with knowledge of the situation says Washington point guard John Wall has been told that he needs surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel, a procedure that would keep the five-time All-Star sidelined for at least six months.
The person says Wall learned of the surgery diagnosis Saturday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because neither Wall nor the Wizards have publicly disclosed the diagnosis. It remains unclear when Wall will have the surgery, which would be seasonending.
Wall played in 32 of Washington’s 36 games this season entering Saturday, averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 assists.
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