Oct 17, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic (1) drives to the basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns PG Goran Dragic suffers sprained ankle

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.

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.

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  • Pruthvi G.

    Actually at this point I’d say Eric & Marcin are our 2 best players with Goran bein’ our fifth best behind P.J. & Shannon too respectively.