Bradley Beal injury update: Wizards' G to resume full-contact drills in a week

Rob Carr

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.

Bradley Beal's taken a long time to recover from a stress injury in his right fibula, but it appears he's finally 100 percent. Well, at least he will be soon. Beal said that he plans to return to full-contact drills within the next week, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

Beal, who has missed three months with the injury, plans to start doing live contact work in the next week or so after consulting with his agent and doctor. He expects to be ready for the start of Wizards training camp in late September.

"I have to take it slow. That's the reason I didn't participate [at Team USA minicamp]. I didn't want to force the issue and end up being reinjured," Beal said. "Patience is definitely key."

Beal has been cleared to shoot and even run for a few weeks now, but his doctors have been slow to say he's ready for full contact. That's why he only took part in a few drills during last week's Team USA minicamp.

Beal also said that he's going to work on his one-on-one and isolation game so that he can allow John Wall to work off the ball. There's a lot of potential there that we will explore in the future, but that's definitely good to hear.

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