WASHINGTON — The Wizards finally played their first game of the season with their entire rotation healthy on Tuesday night, but it was shortlived as star guard Bradley Beal left in the fourth quarter with soreness in his left hamstring.
Perhaps the good news is that it is not the hamstring that caused him to miss six games earlier this month. The Wizards, though, do not have more information at the moment.
“We’ll let him get evaluated. We’re not really sure at this point the severity,” head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said.
Beal hurt himself on a play in the lane after retrieving an offensive rebound. He was very clearly frustrated by the injury, taking his headband off and swinging it with his right arm.
Beal quickly left for the locker room to get treatment. He had been playing well before his exit with 19 points and five assists in 30 minutes.
It was Beal’s fifth game back from his previous absence due to a hamstring strain. He has missed 12 of the Wizards’ 35 games this season.
Washington has another game the next day against the Suns in a home back-to-back. If Beal isn’t ready to go, they may start Corey Kispert in his place, as they have in other games he’s missed this season.