Tests confirm Beal's injury just a sprain

Tests confirm Beal's injury just a sprain
March 4, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Bradley Beal injures ankle late in win over 76ers

Bradley Beal had tests Monday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of his left ankle injury.

It is a sprain, with no structural damage, and the Wizards shooting guard likely will miss at least Wednesday’s game at the Minnesota Timberwolves (CSN, 8 p.m. ET). 

"At this point, it's a sprained ankle and he will be getting extensive treatment," Beal's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told CSN Washington in an email, "and we will have to see how he responds."

Beal underwent more exams with team doctors and will be listed as day-to-day, according to the Wizards. 

Beal was hurt with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 90-87 win vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. His foot struck teammate Nene in the shin and when Beal landed it was awkwardly on the side of his foot.

He entered the Wizards locker room after the game on crutches, but Beal stood and walked to the shower without assistance. He already was playing with a right high ankle sprain and was dealing with a right (shooting) wrist injury that he aggravated in a spill last week.

In Beal’s absence for his wrist, Garrett Temple started eight games for the Wizards. Temple, who has 14 starts, is averaging just 3.6 points. He played less than two minutes vs. the 76ers.

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