They're only three games back of the final playoff spot in the East though, despite John Wall not playing since just after Christmas due to a left heel issue that required season-ending surgery.
Team officials say Wall developed an infection in the incision from initial surgery on January 8.
The Washington Wizards point guard tore his Achilles after slipping and falling at home on Tuesday, knocking him out of action for a long, long time. The rupture was discovered during a procedure to clean out an infection that resulted from the original surgery, according to the team.More news: Mauricio Pochettino hails his Tottenham stars after emphatic win over BVB
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Wall will be out for 12 months following the second surgery.
So it's bad news for Wall, and perhaps worse news for the Wizards and their plans moving forward.
Anderson is considered an elite doctor when it comes to athletes dealing with foot and ankle problems - as evidenced by a client list that has included, among others, Cam Newton, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Derek Jeter.
In 2018, Wall opted for left heel surgery this past December, thus being ruled out for the rest of the 2018-19 season, and now his latest setback in inuring his left Achilles, Wall has played a total of 541 out of 656 games in his eight year career and only played all 82 regular season games once in his eight-year career back in 2013-14, his fourth in the National Basketball Association. He also underwent surgeries on both knees in 2016. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.