The Washington Wizards’ fears have been confirmed, as backup swing Sheldon Mac will be out six-to-eight months following surgery on his torn left Achilles, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Mac will undergo the surgery on Tuesday morning.
Washington guard Sheldon Mac will undergo surgery Tuesday on his torn left Achilles and miss 6-8 months, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 9, 2017
The second-year pro suffered the injury during Sunday’s preseason win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was driving to the basket as his foot gave way.
— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) October 8, 2017
The timeline would essentially eliminate him for the regular season and given the Wizards stature in the Eastern Conference, they may look to plug his spot in the roster. Mac, 25, is playing on the second year of a two-year non-guaranteed deal.