Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal to miss at least two weeks with stress injury in leg


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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.

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 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.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.

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