Bradley Beal Enters NBA’s COVID Protocols Once Again

Wizards guard Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal has re-entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Tuesday afternoon, the team announced.

Beal previously missed 11 days last month while being in COVID protocols.

The recently-vaccinated Beal will miss the Wizard’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

At this time it is unclear how long he will be out.

Beal was one of the longest coronavirus vaccine holdouts in the league.

Last summer he missed the Tokyo Olympics after landing in coronavirus protocols and said that he didn’t get vaccinated for “personal reasons.”

Beal drew heavy backlash but stuck with his initial reasoning.

Still, he completely rejected the support of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican said he was standing with Beal and other unvaccinated players.

Beal finally received his vaccine last month and said that he did so because of his family.

Beal has averaged 24 points and 6.4 assists per game this season, his 10th with the Wizards.

The 28-year-old put up 20 points and seven assists in their 102-100 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.

Bradley Beal, a three-time All-Star, enters health and safety protocols as the omicron variant has wreaked havoc with team lineups going into 2022.