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Feb 8, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa (10) reacts during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at US Airways Center. The Suns won 122-109. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Leandro Barbosa injury: Phoenix Suns' guard fractures hand

After promising young guard Eric Bledsoe went down with an injury, the Phoenix Suns turned to veteran guard Leandro Barbosa and the move has worked out pretty well.

However, he has been bothered by injuries and suffered his most severe setback of the season during a 104-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday night. He left the game in the second quarter after just 11 minutes of play.

Barbosa suffered a fractured hand in the loss according to the official site of the Suns.

The Suns’ Leandro Barbosa sustained a left hand fracture in the first half of tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The injury will not require surgery and there is no timetable for his return.

Barbosa was originally signed to a 10-day contract, but gave the Suns more production than they expected and the Suns decided to keep Barbosa for the rest of the season.

On the year, Barbosa has played in 20 games for the Suns this season and is averaging 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18.4 minutes minutes. He’s shooting 42.7% from the field, 28.0% from beyond the arc and 79.5% from the free throw line.

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