Eric Bledsoe’s Surgery Will Keep him out Indefinitely

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Eric Bledsoe Injury

Dec 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) dribbles the ball during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center.Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Bledsoe is one of a handful of NBA players that appear invincible. Sure, there are bigger, stronger, faster guys than him on any professional court but his low-built, high-impact, muscular frame appears impenetrable. Which lends to why many call him the mini LeBron. But, alas, we’re all human.

Eric Bledsoe, for one, is scheduled for surgery on his right knee in a move that will put him out indefinitely. Initially, projections had him back by January 15 but a new report states that the combo guard will go under the knife to repair a meniscus injury. An ailment that seems to be overwhelming point guards as of late.

The news is surprising but nowhere near what the Suns’ expectation-shattering season has been for the league. Phoenix looks like one of the best teams in the West and perhaps a year away from being in the upper echelon of organizations. It is in large part because of Bledsoe’s otherwordly athleticism and bulldogish defense that has fit better than expected next to Goran Dragic.

Though the Phoenix offense works more liberally with only the Dr. of Magic, yes Dragic, at the helm, the Suns have seen much success with Bledsoe participating. With him playing, the Suns have won 16 out of 24 games. Without him, they’re a .500 club or the Toronto of the West, basically.

In his place, Gerald Green has lived up to the responsibility the moment has placed on him but is nowhere near the player Bledsoe is or projects to be, not to mention that the Phoenix bench is shallower as a result.

XN Sports will update you after his surgery is completed and with news of any recovery time.

Bogar Alonso is a dedicated student of the hardwood, soccer pitch, boxing ring, and tennis court. He is a regular NBA contributor to XN Sports. His work, involving more than just sports, has appeared on The Creators Project, A&E Networks, XXL Magazine, and others. Follow Bogar on Twitter @blacktiles
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