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NBA Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal May Miss Some Time Due to Wrist Injury

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards‘ rookie guard Bradley Beal may miss some time due to a recent wrist injury that has made shooting difficult.

Beal was in a cast as he sat out during Tuesday morning’s practice and seems like a game-time decision tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers. His X-rays were negative, but he may need some time to recover from the injury that he suffered almost two weeks ago.

Once he gets the rest he needs, he will be the same solid player he was before the injury. It doesn’t appear to be too bad, but the injury is bad enough to ensure that he needs time off.

Beal says that his wrist isn’t bad, but it could be better:

“It’s all right. It’s not 100 percent, so I’m not going to force it or irritate it anymore. I haven’t been the same ever since. It was just the fall. I feel as though if I can’t help the team like I was previously, then I’m not going to play and force it or irritate it even more.”

Beal and the Wizards are taking the right steps to make sure this nagging injury doesn’t turn into anything more serious.

The injury seemed to bother him in his last two games, as he shot just four of 16 for 10 points and played just 53 minutes. Beal has had a solid rookie season, averaging 13.2 points, 2.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds.

Time will tell if this injury with hamper him long-term, but for right now he looks to be fine.