PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe suffered a sprained left knee in the second quarter of a game against Philadelphia on Saturday and was to undergo an MRI exam to evaluate the extent of the damage, according to the Suns.
Bledsoe suffered the injury with about eight minutes remaining in the first half when he went down after making a cut on the defensive end. He managed to make a pass from his backside when the ball bounced to him, but he was unable to get up as the play continued at the Suns' end.
Bledsoe put no pressure on his left leg and was helped off the floor before being taken directly to the Phoenix locker room with 7:40 remaining in the quarter.
He entered the game averaging 20.9 points a game, which led the Suns and was 15th in the league. Bledsoe had four points in eight minutes and nine seconds.
The Suns also played without forward Markieff Morris, who was serving the first game of a two-game team-imposed suspension after throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek in the fourth quarter of a loss to Denver on Wednesday.