Bradley Beal still recovering from season-ending stress injury in fibula

The Wizards' rookie guard suffered a stress injury in his right fibula in April after dealing with multiple ankle issues in March. It's now July, and he's still not cleared for full contact.

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Beal cleared, Wall to visit Payton in August

Updates on Beal and other minor things from John Wall's press conference. More to come later.


Beal to resume full-contact work in a week

The Wizards' second-year guard is finally about to be fully healed from the stress injury he suffered in his right fibula at the end of the season.


Beal 'probably' won't play in Team USA minicamp

Bradley Beal's injury appears to be healed, but the Wizards are taking it slow to make sure he can regain his conditioning to go full contact. That means he "probably" won't play much for Team USA from July 22-25.


Beal may sit out Team USA minicamp

Bradley Beal's recovery from a stress injury in his right fibula is not yet complete.


Beal expects to be cleared in 'next week or two'

Bradley Beal is getting very close to returning to the court after a stress injury in his right fibula knocked him out of basketball-related activities for nearly three months.


Beal suggests he may have pushed himself too hard

In an interview with reporters, Bradley Beal admitted that, in retrospect, he may have pushed himself too hard to play through ankle and leg pain this season.


Beal's fibula injury connected to ankle issues?

CSN Washington's J Michael has confirmed the suspicion we and others had when the news of Bradley Beal's season-ending stress injury in his right fibula came out.

Beal's rehab is expected to take six weeks. This is the downside to playing through pain.


Stress injury in fibula ends Beal's season

The Wizards' rookie will not play in the team's final eight games due to a stress injury in his right fibula. Did this injury happen because of his previous ankle problems?


Beal returns to the lineup

WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal has returned to the lineup after missing five games with an ankle injury, checking in for good midway through the first quarter. Beal was listed as a game-time decision at tipoff. He did not start the game.

Beal was warming up an hour before the game with assistant coach Ryan Saunders and looked pretty fluid during that time. Randy Wittman had characterized him and Nene as being game-time decisions. Nene is not playing.


Beal to be monitored over 'next couple days'

It remains to be seen how long Bradley Beal will sit after reinjuring his ankle in the Wizards' 88-79 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Randy Wittman did confirm that Beal's ankle "turned over," but that's about it.

"Bradley gets hurt again, the same ankle again. We'll have to see where he is in the next couple days," Wittman said.

John Wall didn't have any update on Beal's status either, but he noted that the injury especially stinks because Beal was not completely healthy even after he returned to the lineup.

"It was tough because, even when he came back, he was fighting, still dealing with it. You could tell," Wall said. "Coming off pick and rolls and dribbling, he couldn't really explode like he wanted to."

It does make you wonder if it makes more sense to sit Beal for a significant amount of time rather than try to rush him back for the end of the year. Coaches like seeing players learn how to deal with nicks and bruises, but it seems like this injury has gotten beyond that stage.

(Quotes from SB Nation's credentialed Suns blogger Kristopher Habbas via email and Monumental Network).


Beal reinjures left ankle

It apparently didn't take long for Bradley Beal to reinjure the tender left ankle that caused him to miss six games earlier this month. Beal came down awkwardly while trying to block a breakaway layup by Shannon Brown and had to leave the game with the Wizards down by seven early in the fourth quarter.

Beal committed a turnover and was racing to contest Brown's layup when he didn't land cleanly on his ankle. He rolled on the ground for several moments, pounding the floor repeatedly as if he was in serious pain. Luckily for the Wizards, he was able to walk off to the locker room on his own power, but it's never good when a body part is reinjured.

Beal had looked tentative since returning from the injury in the Wizards' home win over the Suns last Saturday. He had been coming off the bench since making his return. The injury originally occurred March 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

UPDATE: Beal will not return tonight.


(Probably) No Beal vs. Cavs

It doesn't sound like Bradley Beal will be in the lineup when the Wizards take on the Cavaliers on Tuesday.


Beal hopes to play vs. Bobcats

Bradley Beal is hoping his ankle injury will be healthy enough for him to play in Saturday's game against the Bobcats. Here's what he told Michael Lee of the Washington Post last night:

"I'm feeling better," Beal said. "Hopefully, I'll be able to give it a go. I'll come in a little earlier [on Saturday], treat it a little, and see how it feels before."

It remains to be seen if that treatment helped enough.


Beal day-to-day with sprained ankle, Wiz announce

An examination by team doctors confirmed that Bradley Beal's ankle injury is merely a sprain. The Wizards' rookie will be day-to-day.


Beal's ankle a sprain, X-rays negative

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal's ankle injury suffered late in the fourth quarter of Washington's win over the Philadelphia 76ers appears to be less severe than originally anticipated.


Beal carried off after suffering ankle injury

Bradley Beal was forced to leave the Wizards' game against the 76ers with what could be a serious ankle or knee injury.

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