On Sunday night after Sheldon Mac was literally carried out of the game by two of the Wizards trainers, it was feared he had torn his Achilles tendon. Come Monday morning, a report from Shams Charania confirmed it was true.
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
Mac will have surgery on his torn Achilles Tuesday. He was an up-and-coming player in the Wizards’ rotation and one of their younger, developmental projects. He had been playing as a combo guard behind Bradley Beal and Jodie Meeks throughout the preseason.
It’s unclear what the Wizards will do with his roster spot now. Because he signed a partially guaranteed contract last season with Washington, they’d owe him $1.3 million in salary this year according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.
Part 1: A player injured in the preseason that has an Exhibit 9 (non-guaranteed camp contract) in his contract would be owed $6K.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 8, 2017
Part 2: The Wizards were not allowed to put an Ex. 9 in the contract of Mac because he signed last year to a partial guarantee.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 8, 2017
After his injury, Mac tweeted this out last night and said “God don’t make no mistakes and I’m gone ride with that.”
Return of the Mac pic.twitter.com/aurleSKjh4— Sheldon Mac (@sheldonmacc) October 9, 2017
Money aside, it’s always terrible to see a player go down with an injury like this. It’s a setback for a young player who just found his way onto an NBA roster. Hopefully, once Mac recovers, he doesn’t lose his stride.