Bradley Beal out against Knicks after entering COVID-19 protocol


Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after a timeout was called in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Isaac Hale)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDVM) – The Washington Wizards will be without star shooting guard Bradley Beal tonight against the New York Knicks, as Beal entered the league’s health and safety protocol, because of a positive COVID-19 test.

The Wizards will be without two key starters, as Beal joins Kentavius Caldwell-Pope in the protocol. The Wizards’ will play their first game since last Saturday, as Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets was postponed due to a positive test on the Nets roster.

Beal revealed that he was unvaccinated in September, when reporting for training camp. There has been no official update on his vaccination status.

According to the NBA COVID-19 protocol, players have to be sidelined at least 10 days or record two negative COVID-19 tests in a 24-hour period before they can resume basketball activities.

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