Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe will be indefinitely out of action to undergo surgery to fix a damaged cartilage on his right knee suffered in their 107-88 win Dec. 30 against the Clippers in Los Angeles.
The scope and severity of the injury is not yet known, but Bledsoe is suspected to have suffered meniscus damage.
“He banged his knee up and they’ve taken MRIs and different doctors have looked at it,” said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek Tuesday morning.
The electric 24-year-old has missed the Suns’ past four games.
The Suns are 16-8 (.667) when Bledsoe suits up and 5-5 (.500) without him.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Bledsoe is averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game as a full-time starter, and along with Goran Dragic has sparked the Suns to a 21-13 start.
Set for free agency next summer, he is a favorite for the Most Improved Player award and an All-Star candidate.
Gerald Green has been moved into the starting lineup in Bledsoe’s absence.