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Bradley Beal to miss at least two weeks after stress reaction in right leg

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The fourth-year guard has suffered injuries to the same leg in each of his first three seasons. Gulp.

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UPDATE: The Wizards announced Saturday afternoon that Beal will miss at least two weeks after he was diagnosed with "the beginnings of a stress reaction in his lower right fibula." The original post is below.

The Washington Wizards announced to the press on Friday that Bradley Beal would be unable to play against the New Orleans Pelicans due to a sore right leg.

Garrett Temple started in his place.

No further details on the injury have been given at the time of the announcement, but this is the fourth time in Beal's four-year career where he has had to sit out games due to his right leg.

His rookie season in 2012-13 was cut short due to a stress injury in his right fibula. He missed two weeks in the early part of the 2013-14 season due to another stress injury in the same leg. And finally, he missed some games in February 2015 due to a "mild stress reaction" in ... you guessed it. his right fibula.

It is possible that the Wizards decided to rest Beal tonight for precautionary measures and we're overthinking this. However, he also has a history of right leg injuries and they are unfortunately in the same part of his leg.

I don't want to be fear-mongering -- and I'm sure J. Michael of CSN Washington doesn't either -- but the first of the following two tweets doesn't sound particularly encouraging.

We'll keep you informed as we learn more.