Late in the game, Beal jumped to challenge a shot and landed awkwardly, twisting his ankle and landing in a heap.
“I just jumped in the air and came down on my own. Ended up rolling it,” he said.
“I’m grateful it wasn’t my knee, but it still felt bad,” Beal described from the locker room. “Whenever you have something like that, like an ankle sprain where it rolls over completely, it feels bad. I’m thankful it wasn’t my knee or anything too, too serious.”
Beal moved around gingerly while meeting with press and the team has him listed day-to-day.
“I got an x-ray,” Beal said. “It looks the same, looks normal I just have to see how it feels tomorrow.”
“I honestly thought it was more serious than what it was. At first I really couldn’t move my foot, I couldn’t really feel it. I guess that’s what happens when you’re just in shock, when your mind’s just going all over the place. I’m grateful to have the teammates that I have and they have my back.”
For Beal’s complete comments, plus those of head coach Randy Wittman, John Wall and A.J. Price, please click the links below.