After sitting out of five consecutive games due to a right wrist injury suffered on January 18th against the Denver Nuggets, Bradley Beal is finally set to make his return on Friday night.
Beal, who shot over 50 percent from the three in the month of January, was just finally starting to settle into the system before suffering that unfortunate injury. Without Beal, Washington’s only reliable three point shooter has been Martell Webster. With John Wall starting to play regular minutes, Beal can become accustom to playing with his back court teammate.
After participating in normal practice and extra shooting drills, Beal spoke about the extent of his injury;
It’s a lot better,” Beal said of his wrist, which was wrapped in protective tape. I think I’m going to play tomorrow. I mean it took a while. It took a long time, but it’s healing back, and I feel good.
Without Beal, Washington has opted to move Garrett Temple into the starting lineup. Though a good defender, Temple isn’t known to score on a consistent basis. Jordan Crawford, who was deemed the team’s sixth man, hasn’t played over six minutes in his last two outings.
Washington has played well as of late, and the news of Beal’s return should spark even more optimism for Washington Wizards fans.
The Wizards will meet the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night in Beal’s return.