Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss some time after injuring his left wrist in Friday’s preseason loss to the Hornets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person described Beal’s injury as “not good” after he underwent an MRI Saturday.

“He’ll be out,” the person said, though an exact timetable was unclear.

Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the team is “still trying to make a final evaluation.”

Beal hurt the left wrist when Hornets forward P.J. Hairston fouled him with 2 minutes 22 seconds remaining in the first quarter of Charlotte’s 99-86 victory in Greenville, S.C. Beal stayed in the game to make his two free throws, but was taken out 24 seconds later and did not return. The Wizards called the injury a sprain and Beal left the Bons Secours Wellness Arena with the wrist in a brace.

Beal, 21, is entering his third year in the NBA with lofty expectations alongside John Wall in the Wizards back court. The third overall pick out of Florida in the 2012 draft, Beal averaged 17.1 points per game last season. He increased his production in the playoffs, averaging 19.2 points in 11 games.