Washington Wizards guard Sheldon Mac is having surgery on his Achilles and could miss the entire 2017-18 campaign.
On Sunday night, during a preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 24-year-old Sheldon Mac suffered an Achilles injury and will undergo surgery this Tuesday, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. His expected recovery time is 6-8 months.
Trainers brought Mac to the locker room after stumbling on a play late in the first half. He wouldn’t return after playing 10 minutes and recording three points and one assist. Washington went on to win their contest against Cleveland 102-94.
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) October 8, 2017
Mac spent two seasons with the Texas Longhorns before transferring to the University of Miami (FL) for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Over those two years, he averaged 15.3 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor. The Texas native went undrafted in 2016 and signed a two-year deal with Washington the following July with the second year partially guaranteed until Jan. 10, 2018.
While spending some time in the D-League, Mac appeared in 30 games for the Wizards and averaged 3.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 9.6 minutes. We don’t know how much more time Scott Brooks would’ve given him this year, but it’s a crushing blow regardless for one of the thinnest benches in the league.
Washington’s final preseason game is Friday, Oct. 13 against the New York Knicks.
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