Suns’ Jared Dudley out 3-4 months with toe injury
According to the team, Dudley will not take part in any basketball-related activity for an estimated three to four months after the forward went under the knife to treat a left toe ligament injury.
Here’s the announcement from the team’s official Twitter account:
Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure. Dudley is expected to return to full basketball activity in 3-4 months. pic.twitter.com/ErHp3rAIxU
Despite the lengthy projected absence from the hardwood, Dudley is visibly in high spirits, even expressing his full confidence in the Suns medical team’s ability to help him recover just in time for his 11th season in the NBA. So far, Dudley has averaged 6.8 points, 1.9 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game for his career.
Been hurting since Dec.. didn't know it was partial torn til last week.. had to get surgery.. I'll be fine, Suns have the best medical staff https://t.co/9SJzCB8npn
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 28, 2017
Dudley, who is currently under contract with Phoenix through the 2018-2019 season, is mostly a veteran presence in the locker room for a rebuilding Suns team. On the court, he provides solid outside shooting, knocking down 1.2 three-pointers per game on 37.9 percent shooting last season.
Dudley played in 64 games last season, averaging 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per contest.