Beal Not Rushing Back from Wrist Injury
About 90 minutes before the Wizards played the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Bradley Beal was on the court, in a T-shirt and shorts, warming up as he usually does before games. He stepped to the foul line and dropped free throw after free throw, displaying that pure shooting form. Only this time, Beal was knocking down all of his shots with his left hand.
First, Beal has to get back on the court and he isn’t certain when he will make his return after missing his second consecutive game in Memphis. He had to purchase a sport jacket to watch the Wizards lose 85-76 to the Grizzlies and is unlikely to suit up in San Antonio. During his visit to a hand specialist in New York this week, Beal was told that he should take his time before coming back and plans to heed the advice.
“I’m not going to rush back. Going to take my time and wait until it heals,” Beal said. “It’s always because the type of kid I am, it takes a lot for me not to play. If I’m hurt or not. But I have to be smart now. But if I want to have a long career and just finish the season out strong, I have to take care of my body more than anything. It’s real tough, but I’m still cheering my teammates on.”