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

Scott PolacekFeatured Columnist

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) passes the ball against Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Washington. The Celtics won 116-91. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal sprained his pelvis after taking a hard fall under the basket against the Indiana Pacers on March 5 and had been out ever since. However, he is ready to return. 

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Beal Active vs. Pistons

Monday, March 14

The Wizards announced Beal would in Monday's starting lineup against Detroit. 

Beal Unable to Shake Injury Bug

This was yet another blow for Beal after he already missed time earlier in the season with a shoulder injury, leg injurybroken nose and concussion. He played only 63 games last season and 56 games in 2012-13, and he has been hampered by physical setbacks throughout his career.

Beal is the team's second scorer alongside John Wall in the backcourt and stretches the defense with his perimeter shooting. He scored 15.3 points per game last season and is posting 18 points per game during the 2015-16 campaign.

The Wizards struggled during Beal's absence, going 0-3 without him. Beal is an essential piece to the Wizards and will need to play well down the stretch for the team to make a playoff push.