Bradley Beal SG WAS 24 Hrs
Beal (leg) hopes to return to action Friday against the Sixers, the Washington Post reports.
Beal has a stress reaction in his right leg, an injury he's had twice before during his career. The Wizards have said that this latest recurrence of the injury is "mild", but with the team struggling lately, winning just two of their last 12 games, this feels like Beal may be trying to rush back more quickly as a result. From a fantasy perspective, Beal should be treated like a perpetually-injured player based on his history with this injury. If the Wizards let him play, the prudent thing to do in fantasy would be to try and trade Beal for a player with a better chance at finishing thes season healthy.
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Beal (leg) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Garrett Temple will get the start at shooting guard Tuesday, as Beal continues to deal with a stress reaction in his fibula. He has not played since Feb. 5, so it's hard to gauge when he will return, as Beal is not practicing yet either. Consider him day-to-day, but do not be surprised if he misses at least a couple more games.
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Beal (leg) did not participate in Monday's practice, CSN Washington reports.
Beal's return from injury is thought to be creeping closer, but with the promising third-year player yet to feature in practice, it's very doubtful he'll be considered for Tuesday's game against the Warriors. So while the Wizards' rotation figures to remain the same in the short-term, Beal's status should still be checked on throughout this week in hopes he makes tangible progress toward returning to the court.
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Beal (leg) will not play in Sunday's game against the Pistons, The Washington Post reports.Beal has resumed basketball activities and even did some light running Saturday, but the Wizards are being overly cautious with Beal since this is the third time that he's sustained an injury to his right fibula during his short three-year career. His next opportunity to return to the court will be against the Warriors on Tuesday.
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Beal (toe/leg) was unable to fully participate in Saturday's practice, CSN Washington reports.Beal should be considered day-to-day moving forward while he deals with multiple injuries below the waist. His leg injury seems to be more severe than his toe injury at this point and the Wizards plan on holding him back to make sure it's properly healed before he takes on a full workload. As a result, it would be surprising if Beal takes the court against the Pistons on Sunday.
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Beal (toe/leg) will not play in Friday's game against the Cavaliers, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.Beal is dealing with multiple injuries regarding a banged up toe and a stress reaction in his lower right fibula. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward, although his status for Sunday's game against the Pistons is looking grim.
Bradley Beal SG WAS 8 Days
Beal (toe) will have an MRI performed Friday on the stress reaction in his lower right fibula, CSN Washington reports.Beal is inching toward his first game since Feb. 5, and the results of the test could clear the two-guard for a return to practice, at the very least. However, he seems unlikely to take the court Friday against the Cavaliers, which would hand Otto Porter another start and Rasual Butler additional run on the wing.
Bradley Beal SG WAS 9 Days
Beal (toe) has seen great improvement in his stress reaction, but appears to be unlikely for Friday's contest against the Cavaliers, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports.Beal suffered the injury shortly before the All-Star break, but it appears he is coming along nicely. Although he appears doubtful for Friday's contest, the report indicates his return could come shortly thereafter. The arrival of the latest news should come as a relief to fantasy owners, with Beal averaging 15.0 points, 3.0 assists, and 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes this season.
Bradley Beal SG WAS 16 Days
Beal (toe) was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower right fibula and will be re-evaluated following the All-Star break, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.Beal will miss his third straight game Wednesday as he continues to battle a sprained toe on his right foot, in addition to the stress reaction. While the severity of the injury is somewhat unknown at this point, Beal has a history of stress reactions in his right leg. He missed the last few weeks of the 2012-13 season, then aggravated the stress reaction in November of 2013, causing him to miss nearly a month. With this being the third recurrence of the issue, the Wizards will certainly exercise caution, though the team is yet to provide a return timeline. The All-Star break couldn't come at a better time for Washington, though it's quite possible Beal could remain out once the Wizards resume play.
Bradley Beal SG WAS 17 Days
Beal (toe) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.Beal has missed the last two games with a sprained toe on his right foot, and the team will hold him out Wednesday with the All-Star break approaching. Following Wednesday's game, the Wizards are off for more than a week, so Beal figures to return healthy after the break. In the meantime, expect Garrett Temple to make one more start in Beal's place Wednesday.