Suns’ T.J. Warren out indefinitely with head injury
Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has missed the team’s last two games with a minor head injury.
He against won’t be in the lineup when Phoenix wraps up a six-game road trip Wednesday night in Orlando and a date for his return is unknown.
“Anytime that there is a head injury, as an organization, we want to be very cautious with it,” Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Burns and Gambo show. “He was feeling a little off in the Indiana game on Friday. We took him out of the game and ran a bunch of tests. I’m not going to elaborate too much on it, but he’s going to be fine. He’s starting to get back in the flow. I think he’ll be out a matter of weeks; I don’t think it will be days but I don’t think it will be months. He’ll come back and play when he’s ready.
“Obviously, he’s off to a terrific start for us and is a strong candidate for most improved player. Hopefully, he’ll get back on the court soon and resume what has been a terrific start to the year.”
The Suns issued a short press release that Warren is expected to resume basketball activities in the near future.
Warren left the Suns’ win over Indiana last Friday night after just playing nine minutes. He missed subsequent games against Philadelphia Saturday and in Washington Monday, which were both losses for the Suns.
In 13 games this season, Warren is averaging 17.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while playing 32.4 minutes.
In Warren’s absence, the Suns this week used three guards in their starting lineup with Brandon Knight joining Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker in the backcourt.