Report: Beal enters health and safety protocols, return status unknown

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Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal has entered health and safety protocols at Team USA camp in Las Vegas and his return-to-play status is uncertain, The Athletic's Shams Charania and Joe Vardon report.

It's possible the American may not be able to attend the Tokyo Games, a source tells The Associated Press' Tim Reynolds. USA Basketball would be forced to find a replacement player for Beal prior to leaving for Tokyo if he can't participate.

Beal's test results in the coming days will likely determine whether the All-Star travels to Tokyo, Reynolds reports.

He's averaging 10.3 points through three exhibition appearances with Team USA prior to the Olympics. The 28-year-old finished second in the NBA's scoring race after averaging 31.3 points per game across 60 appearances this season.

The Americans are already shorthanded with Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton currently playing in the NBA Finals. The team flies to Tokyo on July 19.

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