Dec 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) is injured during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Washington Wizards 120-98. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Wizards' Bradley Beal to have an MRI Saturday


In Friday’s 120-98 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards’ guard Bradley Beal went down with an injury in the fourth quarter. Beal injured his leg after getting tangled up in a Timberwolves’ screen and had to be helped off of the court by his teammates.

“I was just trying to really get up and I really couldn’t get up,” Beal told reporters after Friday’s game. “Was hoping it wasn’t anything too serious or too crazy. I mean, I was able to put a little weight on it afterwards. Just have to see with the MRI tomorrow.”

Beal missed nine games earlier in the season because of a stress fracture in his right leg and was expected to provide a huge left to a Wizards squad that is hoping to make the postseason. Beal did just that, scoring 21, 15 and nine points during a three-game winning streak. He had 14 points and three rebounds in 26 minutes before leaving Friday’s game.

On the season, Beal is averaging 19.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.

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