Wizards’ Bradley Beal enters COVID health, safety protocols, out for Monday preseason game

It’s still a part of the NBA as well, and Bradley Beal will miss the Wizards preseason game Monday

— and potentially will be out longer — after entering the league’s health and safety protocols.

Beal is vaccinated, hopefully he does not suffer serious symptoms or have to be out for an extended period of time.

Vaccinated players are only tested for the virus when “directed by their team physician or a league physician or government authority.”

The Wizards open the season 10 days from now, on Oct. 19 in Indiana.

The league has laid out COVID protocols for the 202-23 season, hopefully we will not be talking about them much because the virus will remain in the background this season.

But as Beal shows, the virus is still a part of our lives and the league, and there could be impacts.