Beal was a late scratch for the Wizards’ 107–105 loss to the Pelicans on Friday due to soreness in his right leg. An MRI later revealed that he has the beginnings of a stress reaction in his lower right fibula.
The timetable given will keep the 22-year-old sidelined through Christmas.
Beal has averaged 19.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 17 games for the 9–12 Wizards this season.
- Kenny Ducey