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Bradley Beal injury: Wizards' rookie leaves game after suffering left ankle injury

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

Rob Carr

Already faced with a big Philadelphia 76ers run, the Washington Wizards suffered an even bigger scare late in the fourth quarter. Bradley Beal was forced to leave the game with two minutes left after coming down awkwardly on his left leg. It looked like he injured his ankle or knee, and he had to be helped off the court.

The injury happened when Beal was trying to defend a backdoor cut by Jrue Holiday in the left corner. As Holiday got behind him, Beal jumped in the vicinity of Nene. But instead of hitting Nene, Beal ended up landing weirdly on his left leg and appeared to twist either his ankle or his knee. He was down on the floor for a couple minutes in what was described by Steve Buckhantz as "serious" pain.

Obviously, any serious injury to Beal would be devastating for this team. Thomas and Jeff will keep you posted after the game.


UPDATE: The Wizards say Beal has a left ankle sprain and will have further tests.