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Report: Suns’ Eric Bledsoe may be out until All-Star break with knee injury

Eric Bledsoe

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, center, is helped off the court after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic via AP) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGAZINES OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Non-contact knee injuries are always the scariest.

That’s what happened to the Suns’ Eric Bledsoe Saturday night against Philadelphia, and he was moving across the court to cover his man and just went down.

While the Suns officially called it a sprained knee after the game, the rumors have been it is more than that, more likely it’s a meniscus injury. Brian Windhorst of ESPN has the lastest rumor (we are still awaiting an official announcement from the Suns).

Combine this with coach Jeff Hornacek’s job being in jeopardy trade rumors swirling around this team, and some internal dissension, the Suns’ playoff chances are setting. (although with the weak bottom of the West they may not fall out of contention).

Bledsoe leads the Suns averaging 20.4 points per game, he has an above-average true shooting percentage of 55.7 percent, he dishes out 6.1 assists per game, he hits the three, and his PER of 20.9 is the kind of number you expect of an All-Star. That is production the Suns cannot easily replace.