Jerome (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot, but he remains without a return timetable, Kellan Olson of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
The rookie point guard has been battling a fairly severe ankle sprain, and while he's moving in the right direction, coach Monty Williams said Monday that Jerome is yet to return to any on-court work. Expect the Virginia product to remain out for at least a few more weeks.
Jerome (ankle) is out indefinitely due to a right ankle sprain, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Jerome suffered the injury during Monday's practice, and it turns out the issue is more serious than originally expected. The rookie will be reevaluated in 2-to-4 weeks, at which point a timetable for his return should come into focus.
Jerome (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Bob Young of The Athletic reports.
Jerome is still sporting a walking boot, so it seems he may still be a ways away from making his NBA debut. With the Suns playing a back-to-back set Friday and Saturday, it's likely the rookie is held out through the weekend.
Jerome (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Kings, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
A sprained right ankle will prevent the rookie from making his debut. His next chance to take the floor arrives Friday in Denver.
Jerome turned his ankle in practice Monday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The severity of Jerome's ankle injury is unclear, but it's definitely something to be concerned about with the team's season opener just one day away. Expect an official update on Jerome's health to come soon.
Jerome turned in 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four assists and one rebound across 23 minutes during the Suns' 111-106 preseason win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
The 2019 first-round pick enjoyed a solid pro debut while drawing even with Frank Kaminsky for the second-unit lead in minutes. Jerome's excellent efficiency from the floor was a welcome sight after he posted 42.1 percent and 43.5 shooting percentages, respectively, in his last two seasons at Virginia. Jerome could have a path to solid playing time behind Ricky Rubio in his rookie season if he can prove consistent enough in his second-unit role.
Jerome signed his rookie contract with the Suns but won't play in any summer league games.
Jerome isn't dealing with an injury, but he and fellow first-round pick Cameron Johnson will sit out summer league games due to a lack of practice and training time with the team. The rookies will otherwise take part in the offseason development program.
The Suns selected Jerome at No. 24 in the 2019 NBA Draft via the 76ers and Celtics.
The Suns made a last minute trade to to draft Jerome. He played three seasons at Virginia and just averaged 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.5 assists across 33.9 minutes per game en route to a National Championship. It remains to be seen what Phoenix will do at point guard during free agency, but the 21-year-old could potentially carve a role out for himself complimenting Devin Booker in the backcourt should they not make a big signing at that position.
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