Mar 14, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal suffers sprained right ankle

Friday night’s trip to Orlando was a successful one for the Washington Wizards, as they emerged with a 105-101 victory in overtime, but in the process, the up-and-coming squad saw one of their best players, Bradley Beal, clearly suffer an injury. Following the game, a bit of clarification came on the injury, courtesy of Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

The 20-year-old Beal did play 42 minutes during the victory, scoring 20 points and grabbing 4 rebounds, but he clearly emerged a little bit gimpy, and “day-to-day” timetables aren’t always pleasant. Beal has had a tremendous season, averaging 17 points per game in his “sophomore” campaign, but without him, the Wizards are simply a different team, as opposing defenses have a far easier task in defending star point guard John Wall.

Because this injury is listed as a “sprain” and not anything worse, there is likely nothing to fear from the perspective of a Wizards fan, but the franchise has been snake-bitten in the past (see Arenas, Gilbert), and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Washington fans with their guard up. Hopefully, Beal will be back on the court to continue his stellar offensive play soon.

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