A stress injury to his proximal right fibula will sideline Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal for at least two weeks.
The Wizards are taking extra precaution with Beal’s injury because it’s the same bone that was injured that caused him to miss the final eight games of last season.
Beal will undergo more tests in the coming weeks and will go through rehab in the meantime.
“We want to be cautious and proactive,” Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld said. “We just want to make sure it doesn’t turn into anything serious. He’s been playing terrific basketball. Right now, we’re hopeful he recovers quickly and we’ll see how he is in two weeks and we’ll go from there.”
Beal stated that he started feeling discomfort last week and thought it was just a sore calf muscle but when the pain got worse, he got it checked out.
“The good thing about it is that we caught it early and I’m pretty sure I could play on it. I could probably duke it out. I did that last year, and it didn’t work out too well. Just going to play it smart, take care of it and get rid of it early and hopefully it will be gone once and for all. Everybody agreed. It’s the smartest thing to do. We don’t want to push it and aggravate it.”
Beal has been a major factor in Washington’s recent success. His 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists on average will be missed by the team. He’s also shooting 43.9% from behind the arch.