By Michael Grimm
The Wiz won’t have their star guard Bradley Beal when the NBA re-starts later this month in Orlando because of a torn rotator cuff..
The team announced today that Beal has experienced shoulder discomfort since early in the season, and the symptoms worsened during the NBA’s hiatus that started in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Bradley did everything possible to be ready to play, but after closely monitoring his individual workouts we came to the conclusion that it was best for him to sit out the upcoming games in Orlando and avoid the risk of further injury,” Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said in a statement.
“Although he was able to play through the majority of the season with the injury, the layoff from March until now did not leave any of us feeling comfortable that he would have enough time to be ready to perform at the extremely high level we are all accustomed to seeing and agreed that not participating in the games in Orlando was the right decision.”
The Wizards (24-40) said they will travel to Florida without Beal, their best player and the NBA’s second-leading scorer.