Bradley Beal is lucky to avoid a broken nose after it is inadvertently BASHED in by Myles Turner’s elbow during Suns-Pacers game

Bradley Beal took a brutal shot to the nose on Friday night, but the Suns star appeared to be fine as he was set to return to the game later.

Beal was defending the Pacers’ Myles Turner and trying to take a layup when the big man accidentally caught his opponent’s face with a hard elbow as he drove to the hoop in the third quarter.

The three-time All-Star was knocked over and quickly received medical attention.

He went to the locker room with a towel covering his face.

Bradley Beal was caught in the face by an extremely hard elbow from Myles Turner

Bradley Beal was caught in the face by an extremely hard elbow from Myles Turner

He later returned to the game in the fourth quarter with his nostrils flared

He later returned to the game in the fourth quarter with his nostrils flared

Beal later re-entered the game in the fourth quarter with his nose plugged.

The 30-year-old had an injury-plagued season in his first year with the Suns.

He missed 19 games earlier in the season with back problems, including the first seven of the year with low back stiffness.

Beal sprained his ankle later in December after returning from back problems and missed five more games.

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