Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal requires season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, the team announced on Tuesday.
The three-time All-Star is averaging 23.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists for the Wizards this season. He has missed the Wizards’ last four games due to the injury. Last week the team announced Beal would be sidelined for at least a week to evaluate the injury.
“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 in a statement from the team.
“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 during the 3rd quarter against the Grizzlies on Jan. 29. He was then examined again Tuesday by Dr. Michele Carlson, a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and the Wizards medical team.
Here is the play when Bradley Beal suffered his season-ending left wrist injury. He tried to take a charge against the Grizzlies and came down on his left hand. pic.twitter.com/tFMmetfWAx
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) February 8, 2022
Beal has a player option in his contract for next season with the Wizards and is eligible to sign a five-year max contract extension with Washington this offseason.
The Wizards (24-29) are currently the 11th seed in the East standings. After a 14-8 start to the season, the team has gone 10-21 and lost eight of their last 10 games.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.