Wizards’ Bradley Beal has stress reaction in leg, out Wednesday night, maybe more


What’s should be most worrying about this if you’re a Wizards fan: This is the third year in a row he has had an issue with this same area in the same leg.

Bradley Beal had an MRI for what had been described as a sore toe but it found something more serious: “a mild stress reaction” in his lower right leg. With that he is out for a big showdown with Toronto Wednesday night. J. Michael of CSNWashington.com has the details.

Beal, who will miss his 12th game of the season, averaged 15.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 43.6% from three-point range in 42 games.

If it’s a “reaction” and not a fracture he may not need surgery. In the past, Beal has healed with rest and abstaining from all basketball-related activity.

Officially Beal will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, more realistically he will miss more time after that. Last season he only missed a couple weeks with this, two years ago it was much more time.

With him out the Wizards will lean more on Rasual Butler and Otto Porter.