Playing Hurt Sidelined Wizards’ Beal?
Bradley Beal walks just fine even though his season is over because of a stress injury to his right fibula, and the rookie shooting guard wasn’t in too much pain to talk Friday.
Looking back, should he have tried to play through injuries to both ankles?
“Should I have?” Beal said rhetorically. “No. But I was going to play regardless because I’m a hard-headed kid. That’s just how I am. I’m always competitive. I always want to play.”
“I was glad that it was nothing too serious but I’m still upset by the fact that I can’t play. … I had a feeling it really wasn’t my ankle. It ended up being my fibula, but I’m glad its a stress reaction rather than a fracture or possibly broken. It’s nothing too painful. I can walk around, as long as I’m not running or jumping.”