Bradley Beal to undergo season-ending wrist surgery


Wizards guard Bradley Beal will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season with a wrist injury, Washington announced Tuesday evening.

Beal will undergo surgery to repair a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist, a decision that was mutually agreed upon by the team, Beal, and his representation.

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"Despite the last 10 days of getting intensive treatment and rehab on my wrist, it became clear that I would not be able to compete to my standards or to the level that our team and our fans deserve," Beal said. "I'm disappointed to have my season end this way, but we all agreed that this was the best decision. I look forward to coming back at 100% and continuing to lead this team as we work together to build toward the future."

Beal suffered the injury while attempting to take a charge in the third quarter of a Saturday, Jan. 29 game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Wizards have gone 1-3 in the four games since Beal's injury, which only further complicates an already tricky situation for the Wizards front office to navigate in the coming offseason. Beal, 28, can become a free agent this summer or opt-in to a player option on the final year of his current contract for next season.

Further updates on surgery details and Beal's recovery timeline will be provided at a later date, the team says.

A three-time All-Star, Beal was averaging 23.3 points per game this season, including 4.7 rebounds and a career-high in assists (6.6) in 40 games.