MRI reveals Bradley Beal has fracture in left wrist, undergoes surgery
UPDATE: Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal underwent successful surgery on his left wrist Sunday. He is expected to miss approximately six weeks. The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson, according to a team press release.
A MRI revealed "a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left (non-shooting) wrist that will require surgery," according to the Wizards on Saturday. This comes after CSNWashington.com reported earlier Saturday that Beal is expected to miss a significant amount of time with a left wrist injury. The injury occurred during the first quarter of a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
Beal averaged 17.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists and shot 40.2 percent from three-point range in 73 games last season while helping Washington post a 44-38 regular season record and win a playoff series for the first time since 2005. The 21-year-old is entering his third season after being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft.