December 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe (2) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe out indefinitely

Phoenix Suns’ guard was dealt to the Suns from the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason in a deal that helped the Clippers land then Milwaukee Bucks’ guard J.J. Redick.

Although Redick has dealt with the injuries, most believe he will still be a key piece of a playoff team.

It looked like the same could be said for Bledsoe this season. The 18th overall pick of the 2010 draft is putting up 18.0 points, 5.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while helping the Suns to a surprising 21-13 record.

However, Bledsoe has missed the Clippers’ last four games and according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Bledsoe is going to be out indefinitely after the Suns learned surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee is needed.

Sources told that the exact scope and severity of the injury will not be known until Bledsoe is in a surgeon’s care, but he is suspected to have suffered meniscus damage in his Dec. 30 return to Los Angeles to face the Clippers. Bledsoe was selected No. 18 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Thunder, who immediately traded him to the Clippers.

The Suns will return to the court Friday when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

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