Washington, DC – Wizards star rookie Bradley Beal will miss the remainder of the season with a stress injury in his right fibula, the team announced on Wednesday.
Beal, the third overall pick in last year's NBA Draft, has averaged 13.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists over 56 games this season, 46 of which were starts.
The Florida product dealt with a fair share of injuries in his first year in the NBA. He missed a total of 18 contests -- 11 due to a sprained left ankle, five due to a sprained right wrist and two due to a sore back -- despite ranking third among all rookies in scoring and 3-point field goal percentage.
Beal, who also set a franchise rookie record for made 3-pointers this season with 91, is expected to resume basketball-related activities in about six weeks.