Wizards’ Bradley Beal clowned over Covid-19 vaccine stance amid knee injury
The Washington Wizards received a scare during their last preseason contest as Bradley Beal was ruled out with a knee injury. The All-Star was deemed to have suffered a knee contusion and did not return.
However, the outlook on Beal’s status for the season opener appears to be optimistic. The latest report from The Athletic’s David Aldridge is that the Wizards star is undergoing treatment in order to be ready for their first game.
Via David Aldridge:
Bradley Beal getting treatment for his knee contusion today, and while Wizards will obviously be prudent with him, the hope is that he’ll be able to practice Sunday in preparation for Washington’s season opener in Toronto Wednesday.
But instead of well-wishes for the Wizards guard, the responses are littered with pointed shots against Bradley Beal’s anti-vaccine stance.
Skip the treatment. Can’t trust doctors and science to heal anything
— Joe (@hhh9191) October 16, 2021
Oh, so Bradley trusts science when it comes to treating his injured knee.
— 💎👋 devyn (@SleepyFrknDev) October 16, 2021
Wait until he finds out you can get a knee contusion more than once.
— Holden Ford 93 Festiva (@HoldenFord11) October 16, 2021
The Wizards star has been one of the more vocal voices from around the league that had spoken out against getting vaccinated. Beal had previously contracted the Covid-19 virus as he was preparing to play for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.
Covid-19 vaccine drama aside, the Wizards certainly hope that Bradley Beal heals fast enough to be ready for Game 1. With Russell Westbrook no longer in town, Washington needs him more than ever.