Washington Wizards rookie shooting guard Bradley Beal’s rookie season is officially over due to a stress fracture in his fibula according to CSN Washington.
Beal has been battling a nagging ankle injury for the better part of the second half of the season. The Wizards have decided to shut him down at this point.
The Wizards’ rookie shooting guard had an MRI and it revealed a season-ending stress injury to his right fibula. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN Washington that playing through a high right ankle sprain led to Beal being put on the shelf. CSN Washington first reported the injury to the right ankle in early March.
Surgery won’t be required and he’ll be able to resume basketball-related activities in about six weeks.
Beal the #3 overall pick in last year’s draft averaged 13.9 points, 3.8 assists, 2.4 rebounds and shot 38.6 percent from three-point range.