Bledsoe (knee) has begun participating in basketball activities and plans to be back to 100 percent health for the start of training camp in the fall, NBA.com's Tyler Emerick reports. Bledsoe's 2015-16 season came to an end after he suffered a torn left meniscus on Dec. 26 that required surgery, but he received rehab a few months afterward and has continued to make incremental progress in his recovery in the months that followed. The point guard has already gone through this rigorous process before, as he previously tore his right meniscus in 2011 and would later have it removed in 2014. The knee problems make Bledsoe more of a health risk than most other point guards, but if he endures no further setbacks throughout the summer, he should reemerge as one of the league's more athletic players at his position entering the coming season. He was on his way to career-best numbers before getting shut down last season, as he posted averages of 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 2.0 steals in 31 games.
Bledsoe (knee) is now doing on-court activity as part of his rehabilitation process, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports. Bledsoe, who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn left meniscus in late December, seems to be progressing as anticipated to this point. He'll steadily increase his rehabilitation activities during the offseason with the hope of getting back to full strength by the time training camp commences.
Bledsoe (knee) underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus Tuesday, and he'll miss the remainder of the season, John Schuhmann of NBA.com reports. Initially, the Suns had hoped Bledsoe could return around the All-Star break, but team doctors opted to repair, rather than remove, his torn meniscus, which entails a lengthier recovery period. As such, Bledsoe will miss the remainder of the year, cutting his season short after just 31 games. The Kentucky product was off to the best start of his career, holding averages of 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from three, up from 32.4 last season. In Bledsoe's extended absence, Brandon Knight will take over as the lead guard, with both Devin Booker and T.J. Warren in line to step into larger roles. Booker started in Bledsoe's place Monday night against Cleveland, while Warren came off the bench to score 23 points in 27 minutes.
Bledsoe (knee) is expected to miss six weeks following surgery for a torn meniscus, Paul Coro of azcentral.com reports. Bledsoe's return timetable is now definitive, and he is looking to return to action sometime in mid-February. Devin Booker will likely get the first opportunity to start in Bledsoe's absence. Ronnie Price, Sonny Weems, and Archie Goodwin, could all see extra time in the Suns backcourt rotation while Bledsoe recovers.
Bledsoe (knee) was diagnosed with a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery Tuesday, The Arizona Republic reports. The report doesn't specify whether Bledsoe's meniscus will be repaired or removed. The first path would be preferable for his long-term outlook, but with the caveat of a longer recovery timetable. Bledsoe actually had both procedures on his other knee, first getting his right meniscus repaired shortly before the 2011-12 season, and then having it removed during the 2013-14 campaign. The first procedure led to a four-month absence, compared to a two-month absence for the removal. With the injury erasing any slim hopes of playoff contention, the Suns will likely place more weight on the long-term implications, though it's still possible that removal will be the best option. Head coach Jeff Hornacek said Devin Booker will likely join the starting lineup alongside Brandon Knight, who figures to see a bump in usage rate and possibly also playing time. Ronnie Price, Sonnie Weems and Archie Goodwin could also help fill the void for what will likely be a very bad team over the next few months.
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