The Phoenix Suns All-Star, Bradley Beal, is sidelined due to a recent ankle sprain, marking another setback in a season plagued by injuries. Beal will miss Sunday’s game and the subsequent matchup against the Washington Wizards, the team where he spent the first 11 seasons of his NBA career. The Suns have not officially updated Beal’s status, but recent reports suggest that he could be out for multiple weeks due to a high ankle sprain.
Sources revealed that Beal was spotted using crutches at the Phoenix facility, and the Suns are expected to release an official update on Monday. Beal sprained his ankle in Friday’s game against the New York Knicks, which resulted in a flagrant 1 foul for not giving Beal ample space to land. Post-match, Suns coach Frank Vogel reported that x-rays were negative, suggesting no fractures but confirming a high ankle sprain.
Bradley Beal has only appeared in six of the Suns’ 25 games so far this season, with his performance falling short of the All-Star level he showcased in Washington. The timing of his injury is harsh for the Suns as they are in the middle of a loaded Western Conference and have only had one game with all three of their All-Stars in the lineup. Beal missed the first seven games of the season with back tightness but made his Phoenix debut on November 8. His absence adds to the injury woes of the Suns, who have had other key players missing time due to injuries and soreness issues.
The Suns will have to wait for an official update on Beal’s status and navigate the season without him as they strive to maintain their position in the competitive Western Conference.