Bradley Beal Injury: Updates on Wizards Star's Leg and Return

Mike NorrisFeatured Columnist

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Washington Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal missed Saturday night's game against the Boston Celtics with a leg injury, but is ready to return.

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Beal Active vs. Trail Blazers

Monday, Jan. 18

The Wizards announced Beal is available to play against Portland.

Beal's Dynamic Play Crucial to Wizards' Success

Washington is clearly not the same team without their rising star, who is averaging 19.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He scored 22 points on Jan. 15 in his team's 118-104 win over the Indiana Pacers in his second game back from an earlier leg injury that forced him to miss the prior 16 games.

Beal has been a huge part of any success Washington has had over the past four years. However, remaining healthy has been an issue for the 22-year-old, who only played an average of 64 games per year during his first three seasons while dealing with a fibula issue.