Beal Dodges a Major Bullet

Capital Games welcomes back Dr. Ray Solano, a chiropractor with a specialty in sports medicine who has been contributing posts about how injuries affect our teams.

The Washington Wizards and shooting guard Bradley Beal dodged a major bullet Saturday.

Beal's MRI revealed a left knee bone bruise, and he's expected to return to the lineup sooner than later.

Beal was hit by a screen and his left knee appeared to buckle under his leg during a collision in the final minutes of last nights 120-98 loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The injury appeared more severe and Beal was carried off the court by teammates after not being able to bear weight on the leg.

There's been question surrounding Beal's minutes and recent injuries.

Last month, Beal was leading the league in minutes, with 40.2, before suffering a stress reaction in his right leg. This was the same leg that kept Beal out for 4 months last season.

For the last 3 games, Beal's minutes have been monitored and kept under 30. Some question wether Beal should have even been in the final minutes of last nights game, given the Wizards were down by 20 points.

Dr. Ray Solano is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with a specialty in sports medicine, and a frequent guest on News4 Midday. Follow @DrRaySolano on Twitter.

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