Beal won't fully participate in USA camp

Beal won't fully participate in USA camp
July 21, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Wizards Summer League grades

USA Basketball opens mini-camp in Las Vegas on Monday, but Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will not fully participate, CSN Washington confirmed Sunday.

Beal still hasn't been cleared by the Wizards for a stress injury to the right fibula, the small bone in his lower leg, that ended his rookie season April 2.

Beal, who intends to do some drills while at the camp that also will be attended by Wizards point guard John Wall, has been in Las Vegas since his team began competing in summer league last week.

The Wizards went 2-3 and were eliminated from the tournament Friday. Beal didn't participate in summer league, either.

Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson and Mike Conley are among the other 20-plus players who will train for USA Basketball through Thursday.

The Wizards have allowed Beal to do most drills but he has yet to resume full workouts. He could've been cleared as early as late May. He had two bad ankles last season, and playing through a high right ankle sprain contributed to the stress reaction. 

Fortunately for a Beal, there wasn't a fracture. 

The Wizards are being extremely cautious with its players after an injury-riddled 2012-13. Rookie Otto Porter missed the last two games of summer league play with tightness in his right hamstring.