The outlook for the 2013-2014 Phoenix Suns isn’t especially positive from any perspective. However, if there is one player that they can’t afford to be without, it is Goran Dragic, and that prospect suddenly looks like reality, at least in the short term.
Dragic’s left ankle sprain is mild to moderate. He expects to recover with the days off ahead. He thinks Fredette stepped on his left foot.
— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 18, 2013
The Suns organization confirmed the diagnosis of Dragic having sprained his left ankle, but Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports that the injury is “mild to moderate”, and that is positive news for Phoenix. Dragic doesn’t exactly move the meter nationally as far as high-impact players go, but he is unquestionably one of the 2 best players (along with Marcin Gortat) for the Suns at this point.
The 27-year-old combo guard does have a history of ankle trouble (nothing compared to Steph Curry, but still), and that is a bit disconcerting. However, it is almost better for the Suns that Dragic takes his sweet time returning, as Phoenix clearly has no intention of competing in the standings this season.
Keep an eye on the injury reports for Dragic as the regular season approaches, but for now, Phoenix will be without a 14-point, 7-assist point guard.