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Bradley Beal to miss remainder of the season with stress fracture

Apr 3, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

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A rough rookie season from an injury standpoint will finally come to an end for Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards, who will miss the remainder of the season with a stress injury to his right fibula, the team announced on Wednesday.

Beal is expected to be sidelined from basketball activities for approximately six weeks.

The latest injury will cost Beal the final eight games of the year, which will make a total of 26 games he’s been forced to miss due to injury – 11 due to a sprained left ankle, five due to a sprained right wrist and two due to a sore back. according to the team’s official release.

Beal was the third overall pick in last summer’s draft, and averaged 13.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists while playing 31.2 minutes per game. He had eight points and five rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench in the Wizards’ 90-86 win over the Bulls on Tuesday.

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