Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is no stranger to injury, although his injuries have mostly been related to his legs. But Beal suffered what looked like a nasty shoulder injury against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, and there was some concern when the Wizards didn’t release an update on his status Sunday.
Luckily, the injury isn’t serious, as Washington announced Monday that Beal’s shoulder has made progress and he’s questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said “everything’s good” and the injury is just a bruise, per Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post.
This is obviously great news for Washington. Beal has played like a star early in the season alongside John Wall, and another long-term injury would’ve been a huge blow to the youngster and the team.
The 22-year-old Beal is averaging 22.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 48.6 percent overall and 47.1 percent from three. He’s taking nearly 18 shots and six three-pointers per game, which is a significant jump over last season.