Suns’ Deandre Ayton leaves game with left ankle sprain
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton was taken to the locker room after suffering a left ankle sprain in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Ayton landed awkwardly on his ankle after making a layup. The Suns ruled Ayton out for the game shortly after his departure.
It was bad fortune for the former No. 1 pick, who had racked up 17 points and 13 rebounds in 27 minutes.
Deandre Ayton unable to put weight on his foot and is helped off the court. Looked to be favoring his left foot. pic.twitter.com/0sUghj0M2N
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With backup center Richaun Holmes out with a migraine, Dragan Bender became the only rotation player who could play center.
Ayton entered the game averaging 16.3 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game in 70 games this season.