Bradley Beal done for the season with stress injury in right fibula

Beal is done for the year.     (Getty Images)
Bradley Beal is done for the year. (Getty Images)

And so another rookie is done in by injuries. 

The Wizards announced Wednesday that rookie guard Bradley Beal is done for the season with a stress injury in his right fibula. Beal averaged 13.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists this season on just 41-percent shooting. He played in just 56 games due to injury. 

Beal's season really did perk up as the year went along, though. Here are his splits per month this year: 

November: 11 ppg, 34 percent shooting, 32 percent from three. 

December: 13 ppg, 37 percent, 18 percent from three.

January: 15 ppg, 45 percent, 51 percent from three. 

February: 17.5 ppg, 48 percent, 42 percent from three (eight games).

March: 15 ppg, 48 percent, 54 percent from three (six games).

It's a shame that we don't get to see him finish the year. But if he can get healthy, he certainly looks like the star shooter whom the Wizards wanted to put next to John Wall. Very little went right for the Wizards this season, but signs point to a brighter future, for once. 

The Wizards are still technically alive for the eighth seed in the East, but their dark magic number (number of losses or wins by Milwaukee to eliminate them from playoff position) is just one entering Wednesday night. 

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