Wizards news: Sixers' Joel Embiid shares support for John Wall after Achilles tear
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Sixers’ Joel Embiid shares support for Wizards’ John Wall after Achilles tear

Joel Embiid, John Wall

Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid reached out to Washington Wizards point guard John Wall after news broke that Wall ruptured his left Achilles.

John Wall was already out for this season after undergoing left heel surgery, but the All-Star point guard slipped at his house and tore his Achilles. There’s a chance Wall could miss the entire 2019-20 season now.

Embiid, who missed the first two years of his NBA career, says he feels bad for John Wall and is hoping the former No. 1 overall pick bounces back in a big way.

“I texted him. I feel sorry for him,” Embiid told Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington. “I’ve been in that situation and I know it’s going to be a long time. I’ve had to miss a long time, too.

“The least I can do is just text him and show him my support. I went through it. It’s not easy. It’s hard. He’s gotta trust the process.”

Of course Joel Embiid included his patented “Trust the Process” line in his message to John Wall. This is going to be a long, grueling rehab regiment for Wall, but he’s a hard worker and has a great support system behind him.

In 32 games this season for the Wizards, John Wall averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists. The supermax contract he signed with the Wizards kicks in next season, making the injury a tougher pill to swallow for the brain trust in Washington.

Hopefully Wall takes his time with the rehab and doesn’t rush back, as Achilles injuries are said to be the hardest surgery to come back from.