Beal not playing rest of season due to injury


The decision was taken after talks with Beal and Wizards orthopedist Dr. Wiemi Douoguih and the team's performance chief, Daniel Medina.

In addition to Beal, the Wizards will also be without Davis Bertans, who announced he would sit out the restart.

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal will not participate in the NBA's restart in Orlando because of an injury to his right rotator cuff.

Beal's career season will thus come to an end and he won't travel to Orlando with the team either.

That team said that was shoulder discomfort Beal experienced early in the season that worsened over time.

At 24-40, the Wizards will fight for a playoff spot in the Orlando bubble.

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The team is now 9th in the Eastern Conference - 5.5 games behind the Orlando Magic - with 8 games left to jump into postseason contention.

Separately, Taurean Prince, a Brooklyn Nets power forward, tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will be out for the National Basketball Association restart, ESPN senior National Basketball Association insider Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted.

Beal was enjoying a career-year in Washington, sitting second in the league in scoring (30.4 points), a career-high, to go along with 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists, also a career-high.

Surprisingly, Beal was snubbed by not being selected to the NBA All-Star Game as he had been in the previous two seasons.

Dinwiddie joined Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving aren't coming back, DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler among the Nets players not participating.

Oladipo appeared in only 13 games this season, after returning in January from a torn patella that he suffered in January 2019. I will be supporting the guys every step of the way!