Bradley Beal enters the health protocol

Tested positive for COVID, Bradley Beal has entered the health protocol and he will suddenly miss tonight’s game against the Hornets. A small setback in the preparation of the Wizards star.

Hey, it’s been a while since our last COVID paper! Even if the NBA was able to resume fully and with full stadiums, the virus is still lurking in the shadows. It was Bradley Beal who came to bring us this little reminder. The Washington fullback experienced some mild symptoms and his test came back positive. Regulations oblige, so it entered the famous health protocol (health and safety protocols, remember?). Already forfeited for the match against Charlotte on Monday, the DC star could quickly return to competition since he would have carried out a second test which was negative. The Wizards still have one preseason game to play Friday night against the Knicks, the last before the NBA resumes. The presence of Beal for this meeting is for the moment uncertain.

We are therefore starting on a micro-hiccup for Beal, who had already missed the 2021 Olympic Games because of COVID… We recall that unlike Kyrie Irving or Matisse Thybulle, Bradley Beal is vaccinated and therefore less impacted by the regulations put in place by the League. Extended for 251 million over 5 years this summer, the player intends to have a big season to make people forget a particularly disappointing 2021-22 financial year. Well below his scoring standards, he had also missed the entire end of the season because of a wrist injury. He therefore had to wait until the pre-season in Japan to be able to share the field with Kristaps Porzingis, the other All-Star of the group. The good health of this duo will be the key element to allow the group of Wes Unseld Jr. to dream of the Playoffs in the East. Let’s hope for them that this first short stint in the infirmary is not a harbinger of a new complicated season at DC

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Bradley Beal enters the health protocol! Come on, a little negative test to bring to Adam Silver’s friends and the scoring arsonist can resume his warm-up with his Hogwarts friends.

Source texte : Marc Stein / New York Times

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