The Phoenix Suns will miss the playoffs once again and there hasn't been that much of a positive thing going on for the team. However, one of the few bright spots late in the season is point guard Brandon Knight, who has emerged as one of the main contributors and steady presence in the backcourt. But since luck hasn't been on their side all season long, Knight himself is going to miss the remaining games after undergoing a sports hernia surgery.
A report from The Arizona Republic first reported about the surgery which was performed in Philadelphia on Thursday. The 24-year old first missed games from Jan. 21 up to March 9 after being diagnosed with a groin strain. He was traded by the Milwaukee Bucks to the Suns prior to the February 19 trade deadline.
Interestingly, Knight is looking at a second straight year where he ends the season after undergoing surgery. Last season, he failed to finish after going under the knife for an ankle injury. At that time, he missed the last 16 games of the season.
The team opted to send him for a second opinion on the original diagnosis of a groin strain after he aggravated the injury on March 30 after attempting a dunk in a game against his former team. Eventually, he hooked up with Dr. William Meyers for the surgery. Sports hernia is a condition wherein there is a strain or tear caused by sporting activity in the groin and lower abdomen.
The team however is quite confident that the point guard will have more than enough time to undergo rehabilitation. He is deemed a vital piece of the Suns next season so they're doing everything to have him ready in time for the summer training.
Knight is currently averaging a career high 19.6 points this year while playing in 52 games.