Wizards' Bradley Beal out at least two weeks with stress injury in fibula

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Beal won't be chasing down anybody for the next two weeks. (USATSI)
Bradley Beal won't be chasing down anybody for the next two weeks. (USATSI)

After turning the corner in the middle of his rookie season, Washington Wizards' guard Bradley Beal developed a stress injury in his right fibula last season that cost him the final eight games of his rookie campaign. It wasn't a major injury for Beal and he had plenty of time to heal but it's now something that is flaring up again in a different spot in the same bone.

The Wizards announced Tuesday morning that Beal has a stress injury in his right fibula and will be out for at least two weeks before being re-evaluated at that time. It is in the upper part of his fibula as opposed to the lower part like it was last season.

The Washington Wizards announced today that guard Bradley Beal has been diagnosed with a stress injury to his proximal right fibula. He will miss the next two weeks and then be re-evaluated. The injury was diagnosed by team doctors following an MRI exam on Monday after Beal experienced soreness in his right leg.

This is a tough injury for the Wizards to make up for if Beal is going to end up missing more than the two-week minimum. Beal has been great in the early part of this season. He's averaging 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 43.9 percent from 3-point range. The Wizards may be able to make up for some of that when Otto Porter returns and makes his debut in the NBA, but as of right now it's a big void in Washington's attack.

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