The Washington Wizards are sitting just outside of the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference, but the rest of their season has just been dealt a huge blow.

Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal has been out since January 29th since suffering an injury to his left wrist. As per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Tuesday, Beal will now undergo surgery on his injured wrist that will end his season.

This injury is a crushing blow to the Wizards. Beal has been averaging 23.2 points per game so far this season while playing 36 minutes per game for the team.

Here are some reactions to the unfortunate news on the Wizards’ shooting guard.

This injury could open the floodgates for potential moves for the Wizards before the end of the trade deadline.

You would presume that they now feel that they are in sell mode going forward for the rest of this season, and there is now debate amongst Wizard fans on which players could be on the move.

This injury could also spell the end of Bradley Beal in Washington. Beal has an option to return to the team for one more year in his contract, but could opt out to pursue a team with a true second option available in the offseason.

Beal already declined an extension back in January to resign with the team, wanting to keep his options open for the offseason. Now it looks like Beal will have plenty of time on the bench to consider how he wants his future to look like going forward after this devastating injury.

[Adrian Wojnarowski]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.