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Bradley Beal Goes through Pregame Workout, Could Reportedly Return Soon

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Phoenix Suns’ star Bradley Beal last played on Nov. 12 due to a low back strain and is scheduled to be re-evaluated this Friday.

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Today, Beal was seen going through a pregame workout ahead of the Suns’ matchup against the Lakers. (Video credits to Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic)

Beal missed the first seven games of the season due to this back issue, which he suffered in the preseason, then came back for the next three. However, he re-aggravated the injury in the first half of the Suns’ game vs. the Thunder on Nov. 12, but played through it the rest of the game. He ended up missing the next contest against the Timberwolves and was later ruled out for at least the next three weeks on Nov. 17.

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.

Yesterday, Suns’ coach Frank Vogel said that Beal is “making progress, but still no timetable.” Beal did not travel with the team during its latest three-game road trip, but is clearly with them now.

Today, The Athletic’s Shams Charania gave  a promising update on Beal, saying he’s started his ramp-up process.

“The goal for him is to track toward a return soon, potentially over the next 10 days as long as the progress continues,” Charania said. “We know it’s been a fluid process with this back. The back can be something that you have to be cautious with, and the Suns have been. They’re playing for a championship, they’re playing for the second half of the season.”

We will see how the Suns treat this injury over the next week or so. Phoenix is 8-2 without Beal since he last played.

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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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