Bradley Beal Faces Another Setback with Ankle Injury, Extended Absence for Phoenix Suns
Beal hurt his ankle, and it’s another problem for him. He has played in just six games since coming to Phoenix.
Bradley Beal won’t be in any more games for the Phoenix Suns until January.
He hurt his right ankle in Friday’s game against the New York Knicks, so he won’t play for the rest of December. The doctors will check on him again in early 2024.
Beal got hurt in the first part of the game while making a 3-pointer. Even though he scored, when he landed, he accidentally landed on the foot of the Knicks’ Donte DiVincenzo. The referee called a Flagrant 1 because DiVincenzo didn’t give Beal enough space to land safely.
This is another problem for 30-year-old Beal, who has been struggling with a sore back since the season started and has only played in six games.
His performance has also dropped – he’s now averaging 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists, compared to his previous five seasons where he averaged 27.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.5 assists.
The Suns got the three-time All-Star in the summer, thinking of making a super team with All-Stars Kevin Durant and Devin Booker. Unfortunately, injuries to Durant and Booker have meant the three of them could only play two out of 26 possible games together.
Phoenix, with two wins in the last six games, is currently in fourth place in the Pacific Division. They had reached the Western Conference semi-finals for the past three seasons.
INJURY UPDATE: Bradley Beal will miss the next two weeks of play to rehab a right ankle sprain. He will be re-evaluated at the start of January.— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 18, 2023