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Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren to miss 2-3 weeks with ankle injury

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The Phoenix Suns will have to suffer through another injury to a productive player.

Forward T.J. Warren will be out two-to-three weeks after exiting the game Tuesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a sore ankle, head coach Igor Kokoskov said Thursday.

“We’re going to really shut him down,” Kokoskov said. “That bone bruise is going to require some time off. He won’t do any basketball activities.”

Warren is averaging 18 points and four rebounds per game this season, shooting 48.6 percent from the field, but he’s been a revelation behind the 3-point line.

Coming into the year, he had only made 79 in his career — this season, he’s already made 77 at a 42.8 percent clip.

His production has been vital for the team, particularly when injuries cost Devin Booker a handful of games throughout the year and centers Deandre Ayton and Richaun Holmes, who have both missed the last two outings.

Warren will miss a “couple weeks for sure,” Kokoskov said, estimating two-to-three.

“TJ’s not even in part of the plans of coming anytime soon,” he said.

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