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

NBA Rumors: Phoenix Suns believe Eric Bledsoe will return this season

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After suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee, there were understandable concern that Eric Bledsoe would not return to the Phoenix Suns this season. However, after undergoing successful surgery Thursday morning, the team believes Bledsoe will return at some point this season with early speculation likely being between 6-8 weeks.

The surgery was performed in Phoenix by renowned Suns team doctor and knee surgeon Thomas Carter. Bledsoe will immediately begin a recovery and rehabilitation program and will pursue a possible return to action during the second half of this NBA season.

Of course, Bledsoe is set to become a restricted free agent at season end so it’s unlikely he’ll return early, even if the Suns are in the midst of a potential playoff race as he certainly wouldn’t want to hurt an upcoming contract by re-injuring himself.

Still – with over three months of regular season action still remaining, it’s likely we’ll see Bledsoe again at some point this year. Hopefully the Suns will have been able to maintain their solid record and be in position for a playoff birth.

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