Bradley Beal will miss the next two weeks with a stress reaction in his lower right fibula.
The diagnosis, which the Washington Wizards labeled “the beginnings of a stress reaction,” was determined less than 24 hours after Beal was a late scratch for Friday's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Beal has had right fibula injuries in each of his four NBA seasons.
“I try to stay as positive as possible and I still am,” Beal said. “It was disappointing to hear officially, but it’s a piece of mind at the same time, not always wondering, ‘Okay, is this really back again?’ And it is.”
Beal and the Wizards were unable to agree upon an extension before the Nov. 3rd deadline as Beal sought a max contract.
Even though Beal's recurring injuries are a concern, he's still expected to command a max contract.
“I’m still going to come back from this,” Beal said. “I’m not going to let this just keep me down or worry me too much. I’m still confident in who I am and the type of player I am. And the GM and the rest of the organization knows what I’m capable of doing, too. So hopefully they won’t use this against me come next summer.”