Bradley Beal injured, carried to locker room

Bradley Beal hurt his ankle late in the Wizards' game against the 76ers. He needed to be carried off the court as he seemed unable to put weight on his left foot.

Bradley Beal appeared to be in real pain after hurting his left foot Sunday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, crumpling to the floor after turning his ankle and needing to be helped to the team's locker room.

With just two minutes to go in a tight game, Beal jumped while defending Jrue Holiday and came down on Nene's foot, with his ankle twisting in a way ankles aren't supposed to twist. Here's a clip of the injury:


A good guess would be a sprained ankle, but those can nag and could potentially end Beal's season. He wasn't able to put weight on the ankle afterwards. What's most important right now is ensuring the youngster stays healthy in the long term. So although he's the team's leading scorer, there won't be any rush to get him back on the court in an already-lost season.

Losing Beal would be terrible news for the Wizards. The No. 3 pick in this year's draft, Beal has had a really great rookie season, showing dynamic scoring ability. Although the team is well out of playoff contention, Beal and John Wall have made a strong pairing in the backcourt, and after starting the year 0-12, the Wizards have been passable. Beal had just recorded his career high on Friday night with 29 points against the Knicks.

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