(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Wizards announced Tuesday that guard Bradley Beal will miss at least two weeks with a stress injury in his right leg.
The 20-year-old Beal felt soreness in the leg, leading him having it examined.
Beal missed the final eight games of last season due to a stress injury in his right fibula.
“I’m pretty sure I could probably play, I could probably duke it out,” Beal said. “But I did that last year and it didn’t work out too well. So, I’m just going to play it smart this year and take care of it and just try to get rid of it early.”
Beal, the third pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, is averaging 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.
Trevor Ariza replaced Beal in the starting lineup in the Wizards win over the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire