January 18, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Wizards won 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bradley Beal to be cleared by July 1st


Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Bradley Beal (3) of the Washington Wizards dunks the ball against Team Shaq during the 1st half of the rising stars game at the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Bradley Beal is supposed to be cleared for basketball activities by July 1st. Beal has been sidelined for nearly three months since being diagnosed with a stress injury, similar to that of John Wall, who missed a large portion of the season at the beginning of the year.

Lee also added that Bradley Beal may not participate in the NBA Summer League this season;

A person close to Beal maintained that it’s “too early to say” if he will be able to participate in summer league. Another added that “summer league is not imperative. There is a chance that he doesn’t” participate.

Washington has been cautious with Beal, especially since he’s been dealing with series of ankle sprains throughout the season. The Wizards obviously realize how important Beal is to their organization, and won’t rush him to participate in Summer League, which he was a part of last season.

Bradley Beal has also been invited to the Team-USA Mini Camp this summer, so I’ll be interested to see how his injury affects his status with the national team. John Wall has expressed interest in practicing with Beal over the off-season, so they’ll certainly have the opportunity to do so with the rest of the Team-USA invitees.

 

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