Bradley Beal can’t catch a break.The three-time All-Star wasn’t on the court much due to back issues early in the Suns’ 2023-24 season.
In just his third game since his last back injury, he sprained his right ankle. Beal is expected to be out for a few more weeks due to illness. Beal has only appeared in two games so far with Devin Booker and Kevin Durant, although he played four minutes in Game 2 before exiting with an ankle injury. How long will Beal be out? Here is the latest news on his injury and his expected return date. The Suns listed Beal on the injury report with a sprained right ankle.Beal was injured during Phoenix’s loss to New York on December 15. Early in the first quarter, he twisted his ankle while landing on Donte DiVincenzo’s foot during a 3-point attempt. DiVincenzo was booked for a flagrant foul and Beal made the free throw before leaving the game.Here’s video of Beal’s injury:Beal finished the game with six points and an assist in four minutes of play. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, tests revealed “no major damage to the ankle,” but Beal is still expected to be “out for a few weeks » due to his injury.Beal has been limited to six games this season. He missed seven straight games and began the season with a lower back strain. He then missed twelve consecutive games due to lower back spasms.Beal didn’t suffer his ankle injury until three games after his return due to his recent back issues.“Injuries are part of the game,” Suns head coach Frank Vogel said. “I’m disappointed in him. You could see the disappointment behind his face. That’s my biggest concern, holding him back. He’ll be back soon enough, but it’s been a frustrating season for him due to injuries.In six games, Beal averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 25.2 minutes. He’s shooting 44.9 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from 3-point range and 70.8 percent from the free throw line.Bradley Beal Career statistics22.1 points per game4.3 assists per match4.1 rebounds per game1.1 interceptions per game0.4 blocks per game2.5 lost balls per match46.0 percent field goal shooting37.2 percent 3-point shooting82.2 percent free throw shooting