Wizards' Beal enters health and safety protocols

by Gordon Dixon - Bradley Beal has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will miss the Wizards' preseason game at Charlotte on Monday night.

Wizards star Bradley Beal enters health and safety protocols 6:45 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and will miss the Wizards ' preseason game at Charlotte on Monday night. The Wizards announced Beal's status Sunday. Washington opens the regular season at Indiana on Oct. 19, so Beal has over a week to get himself cleared to play. The Wizards have their final preseason game against the New York Knicks on Friday. Beal played in one of Washington's two exhibition games in Japan against the Golden State Warriors .