John Wall was a star for 6 years for the Washington Wizards in the NBA.
No one is denying Wall's talent the issue is his health and the impact of his most recent injury.
On the surface you hope for a miracle recovery modern medicine has come a long way but Wall's prognosis is not good. A ruptured Achilles is not just devastating it can be career altering for any basketball player.
The Achilles tendon is a bandlike substance that attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone.
A major injury like this effects both coordination and future health as well.
For the Wizard's the question remains do you hope for a miracle or cut your losses?
Here are some of the reasons for optimism:
Wall is only 28, he'll be 29 when he's ready to return one of the youngest ever Achilles injury cases among pro basketball players.
Here are some reasons not to be optimistic:
Wall had a full Achilles rupture, the history of those doesn't have many examples who were even productive let alone a shell of themselves.
Wall looked overweight prior to his injury leading to concerns about his work ethic and conditioning.
On average an Achilles injury leads to a 20% decrease in production this would bring Wall down to league average.
Do you think Wall can defy the odds? Let us know in the comments.