Deandre Ayton out no less than one week with ankle sprain


Suns heart Deandre Ayton, who sprained his left ankle in Friday’s win over New Orleans, has been dominated out for Sunday’s recreation towards Houston and will probably be reevaluated in a single week, the staff introduced, through Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic.

As Rankin notes, Ayton suffered the damage when he landed on Jonas Valanciunas‘ foot after trying a shot in the course of the first quarter on Friday. The previous No. 1 general decide left the sport and didn’t return, with Bismack Biyombo and Jock Landale dealing with heart duties for the remainder of the evening.

Each Biyombo and Landale determine to play elevated roles for Phoenix in the course of the subsequent week whereas Ayton stays sidelined. He’ll seemingly miss no less than Sunday’s recreation towards Houston, Tuesday’s contest versus Minnesota and the primary half of a back-to-back set with Portland subsequent Friday and Saturday. It’s unclear at this level whether or not the 24-year-old could be cleared for the second half of that back-to-back.

After having his four-year, maximum-salary supply sheet from Indiana matched by the Suns this offseason, Ayton had gotten off to a robust begin, averaging 18.3 factors, 9.5 rebounds and a pair of.5 assists per recreation in his first 4 appearances (30.7 MPG). He had 4 factors and three boards on Friday earlier than exiting the sport.

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