Did someone anger the Basketball Gods this past summer? I mean, NBA stars have been dropping left and right this year. To name a few: Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose, Marc Gasol, Andre Iguodala, Chris Paul and now we can add Phoenix Suns’ guard Eric Bledsoe to that list.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Bledsoe is out indefinitely after the team learned that he needs surgery on his injured knee.
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, one of the leading contenders for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, is out indefinitely after the team determined that Bledsoe needs a surgical procedure to repair cartilage in his right knee, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that the exact scope and severity of the injury will not be known until Bledsoe is in a surgeon’s care, but he is suspected to have suffered meniscus damage in his Dec. 30 return to Los Angeles to face the Clippers.
Bledsoe has helped guide the Suns to a pleasantly surprising 21-13 start to this season and has averaged 18.0 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in his first stint as a full-time starter for the Suns.
Bledsoe had been out the Suns’ last four games due to what the team had called a sprained knee.