For those at home wondering what this news feels like for folks in the D.C. area, the current headline atop Bullets Forever, SB Nation's Wizards blog: "Crisis Averted."
Crisis averted, indeed.
Beal twisted his ankle on a play under the basket late in the fourth quarter of Washington's victory at home and needed to be carried off the court. Team doctors examined the rookie's ankle on Monday, confirming the initial diagnosis of a sprain.
Though he likely won't be out long, any time that Washington is without Beal will be tough on the team. As the Wizards have turned things around in recent weeks, Beal has been a core part of that effort, particularly on the offensive end, where he's averaging 20 points per game on 49 percent shooting in the past three weeks.
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