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Suns’ Eric Bledsoe goes down with knee sprain, could miss some time

Eric Bledsoe

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) grabs his leg after falling to the floor in the first half 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


It looked worse than it has been reported to be.

In the second quarter of Phoenix’s eventual loss to Philadelphia Saturday night, Suns’ guard Eric Bledsoe went down with a non-contact injury. He had to be helped from the court straight to the locker room.

The Suns later reported this as a sprained knee. Although Bledsoe will have an MRI Sunday, it does not appear to be a serious injury, reports Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.

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.

Devin Booker started the second half in Bledsoe’s spot, and if that has to continue for an extended period of time the Suns — and their playoff dreams — are in trouble.