On Friday night, Bradley Beal was removed from the Washington Wizards preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets after tweaking his wrist in a collision. Everything pointed to the Wizards just being cautious, as there was reportedly no swelling on Beal's wrist and a team spokesman called Beal's removal "precautionary." That team spokesman might have been lying.

CSN Washington is reporting that Beal, John Wall's superb running mate who helped the Wizards get to the second round of the NBA playoffs last season, had an MRI on Saturday, and things don't look good. At all. Word is that Beal will be out for "a significant amount of time," and while no one knows if that means a few months or, like, more than half the season, this is just awful news for a Wizards team looking to go much deeper into the playoffs this year.

[via CSN Washington]