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Bradley Beal Will Be Out for a Bit with His Back Injury

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Suns’ fans will have to wait even longer for the first game of the Big 3 playing together, as the team provided another unfortunate injury update on Bradley Beal today.

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Beal will be out and re-evaluated in three weeks due to a low back strain. “This timeline was determined following further evaluation and consultation on his injury,” the Suns said in a release.

Beal was listed as doubtful on yesterday’s injury report with low back spasms for today’s matchup against the Jazz. He was a late scratch before Wednesday’s 133-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the game, coach Frank Vogel said that Bradley Beal woke up with “residual” back tightness, and they were hoping it would loosen up for the game. The team did not make the decision to not play him until the one-hour mark before the game.

Beal missed the first seven games of the season due to this back issue, then came back for the next three and missed Wednesday’s game. It seems as if the Suns are erring on the side of caution this early in the season.

Since his return, Beal had been playing on a minutes restriction, but still averaged 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 28.7 minutes per game.

Booker and Kevin Durant more than made up for Beal’s absence Wednesday, as they had 31 points each and the Suns shot 60/55/93 from the field as a team in a monster offensive outburst.

Earlier this season when the Suns played the Jazz, neither Booker or Beal played, yet Durant helped Phoenix blow out Utah 126-104. Phoenix not only plays Utah tomorrow, but Sunday as well.

This is unfortunate news that Suns’ fans don’t want to hear, but probably the right move in the long term of the season.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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