Suns Announce Devastating Bradley Beal Injury Update

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Phoenix Suns shooting guard Bradley Beal will miss at least three weeks with a back injury.

Beal missed the first seven games of the season. He played in three games before his back started hurting again.

The Suns acquired Beal from the Washington Wizards this past offseason. Beal is making $46.7 million this season. He signed a five-year, $251 million contract with the Wizards in June 2022.

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Beal is averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Suns this season while shooting 39.1% from the field, 33.3% from beyond the arc and 68.8% from the free-throw line. Phoenix is 1-2 with Beal in the lineup.

“I felt like our execution was better. Shots just didn’t fall,” Suns head coach Frank Vogel said after a recent loss. “Brad’s battling through his back injury and trying to get his legs under him.”

Beal, Kevin Durant and Devin Booker haven’t played together in a regular season game yet. The Suns are only 5-6 on the season. Both Beal and Booker have been injured. Booker recently returned from his calf injury, but now Beal is back on the injury report.

The Suns entered this season with championship expectations. If Beal can’t stay healthy, Phoenix likely won’t compete for a title. There are too many good teams in the NBA and the Suns don’t have that much talent outside of Beal, Booker and Durant.

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Beal hasn’t been able to stay healthy since playing in all 82 games during the 2018-19 season. The Florida product has career averages of 22.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Beal has made three All-Star teams and one All-NBA team.

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