Bradley Beal will miss at least two weeks and then be re-evaluated after doctors discovered a stress injury in his proximal right fibula, the Washington Wizards announced on Tuesday.
Beal complained of soreness in his right leg on Monday and had an MRI exam that revealed a problem in the same leg that kept him sidelined for the final eight games last season. He wasn’t cleared for basketball-related activities until July but waited another month before he started playing on five-on-five.
Bradley Beal: ″Kind of just popped up out of nowhere. It’s been lingering for a week. I thought it was just calf soreness.” #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 26, 2013
His current injury is in the same leg but in a different area. His previous ailment was in the lower leg — the distal right fibula — while the current problem is higher up on the bone.
Beal: ″I’ve been playing non-stop…playing a lot of minutes, so that constant stress & that pounding on my leg has been influential.”— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 26, 2013
Beal has appeared in all 13 games for the Wizards this season and leads the league in minutes played (40.2 per game) and distance traveled (2.9 miles). He leads the Wizards in scoring at 20.6 points to go along with 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
Beal: ″I could probably duke it out, but I did that last year & it didn’t work out too well. I’m just going to be play it smart.” #wizards— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 26, 2013