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Bradley Beal fractures wrist; could miss 6-8 weeks

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Aw, crap.

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UPDATE @ 6:22pm: Here's the team's official statement on Beal's injury. No official injury timetable for now.

Wizards guard Bradley Beal underwent an MRI exam today that revealed a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left (non-shooting) wrist that will require surgery.

The injury occurred during the first quarter of Washington's preseason game against Charlotte in Greenville, SC, on October 10.

A timeline for Beal's recovery will be announced following his surgery.

UPDATE @ 6:06pm: David Aldridge is the bearer of bad news:

The Washington Wizards, expected to compete for a top spot in the Eastern Conference this season, suffered a major blow to their hopes of a quick start with the loss of guard Bradley Beal, who could miss as much as six to eight weeks after breaking his left wrist, according to league sources. The Wizards expect Beal will undergo surgery in the next few days.

DAMN, MAN.

Nothing to do now but hope for a speedy recovery.

UPDATE @ 4:45pmJ. Michael from CSN Washington confirmed the report with Beal's agent. Sounds like Beal's MRI was bad:

Beal is being evaluated by doctors and surgeons before they decide on what course to take for treatment, and then an official announcement will be made on the exact time he's expected to miss.

"We're still going through the evaluation process," said Mark Bartelstein, Beal's agent, to CSN. Beal told teammates, CSN also confirmed Saturday, that he thinks he will miss significant time.

Get well soon, BB. Miss you already.

ORIGINAL POST: Hey, remember when Bradley Beal injured his wrist last night? Well, it turns out it he's probably going to be out for a while.

Per the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo:

Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss some time after injuring his left wrist in Friday's preseason loss to the Hornets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person described Beal's injury as "not good."

"He'll be out," the person said, though an exact timetable was unclear.

Now, let's turn to Bradley Beal's brother to see what his reaction to the news is. Brandon?

Ugh.

After the suspensions to four players and Kris Humphries's lacerated hand, the news of Beal missing some time means the Wizards are even thinner ahead of opening night. If any more injuries or suspensions mount, the Wizards are just going to the Washington Capitols or D.C. United taking turns wearing gym shorts.

We'll keep updating you as we learn more.