Eric Bledsoe has been the Phoenix Suns‘ catalyst this season, leading them to a surprising record of 19-12. Now, however, Phoenix will have to survive the next week, at least, without their young budding star.
OFFICIAL: Eric Bledsoe will be sidelined due to a sprained right knee. He will be reevaluated in a week.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 4, 2014
The 24-year-old guard will be forced to sit out the next week with a sprained right knee. Bledsoe was scratched from his team’s matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday due to the same injury, an issue that bothered him in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. He scored seven points, shooting 3-of-10 from the field in 31 minutes, helping the Suns pick up the victory.
If he sits out just one week, he will miss four games – against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday and the first three contests of a five-game road trip – Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls, Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Friday at Memphis.
Without Bledsoe on the court this season, the Suns are 3-4. Gerald Green will most likely be his replacement in the starting lineup, alongside Goran Dragic.
In 24 games, Bledsoe is averaging career-highs of 18 points, 5.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds in over 33 minutes per contest.