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about 1 month ago Article 29 comments
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.
about 1 month ago Update 17 comments
Beal's rehab is expected to take six weeks. This is the downside to playing through pain.
about 1 month ago Article 67 comments
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?
about 1 month ago Update 0 comments
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.
2 months ago Update 37 comments
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).
2 months ago Update 5 comments
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.
2 months ago Article 27 comments
It doesn't sound like Bradley Beal will be in the lineup when the Wizards take on the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
3 months ago Update 10 comments
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.
3 months ago Article 16 comments
An examination by team doctors confirmed that Bradley Beal's ankle injury is merely a sprain. The Wizards' rookie will be day-to-day.
3 months ago Article 44 comments
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.