Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe to undergo knee surgery
The 2013-14 Phoenix Suns have been living a pretty charmed life, but things appear to have taken a turn for the worse.
Out more than a week with what was called a right knee sprain, guard Eric Bledsoe will reportedly be going under the knife.
According to Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro, Bledsoe has a torn meniscus.
Acquired in the offseason in a deal that saw the Suns part with Jared Dudley, the 24-year-old Bledsoe has averaged 18 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in his first extended time as an NBA starter.
Earlier in the week, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said the team hoped to learn more about Bledsoe’s situation later in the week. Though things could be worse, this is not the type of news the first-year coach wanted to hear.
And at least one NBA star is disappointed with the news:
Just heard about my lil bro @EBled2! Having a great year! Just a minor set back. Come back stronger bro! #Klutch #StriveForGreatness
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 9, 2014
The Suns currently have a 21-13 record and are in the midst of a road trip that has them playing five games in seven days. Their next matchup will be Friday, Jan. 10 against the Memphis Grizzlies.