Brandon Knight Suffers Torn ACL, Likely Out for 2017-2018

The Phoenix Suns have formally announced that point guard Brandon Knight has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. Knight, 25, will undergo surgery after an examination with Head Team Physician Dr. Tom Carter. The injury was sustained last week when Knight was playing in Southern Florida, according to the team release.

Although a timetable has not been set, nor has a surgery date, the team is expecting Knight to be sidelined for the entirety of the 2017-2018 season. Knight suffered the injury in a pro-am game last Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe 

Over the course of his six-year career, Knight holds averages of 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 382 games with the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, and Phoenix Suns.

Last season, his third with the Suns, Knight averaged 11.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists over the course of 54 games.

Heading into next season, Knight has three years, $43.8 million remaining on his contract.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report on the injury news.


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