According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bradley Beal entered health and safety protocols. His return to action is unknown at the time.
It’s unclear if Beal actually has COVID-19 or just had close contact with someone who tested positive. Regardless, it’s a big blow to Team USA with the Olympics set to begin July 23.
Beal’s teammate, Jayson Tatum, had a bout with COVID-19 during the 2020-21 NBA season that kept him sidelined for some time. The Boston Celtics star was open about how it impacted him, and how Tatum still got winded easily after his return.
It’s certainly not ideal to lose Beal for any reason, especially with his return being up in the air.