After exploring the options, Leandro Barbosa will undergo was minor procedure to remove a cyst from his right (shooting) wrist. As we reported after Friday's game, the cyst had caused swelling, loss of mobilities and discomfort and was impacting Leandro's shooting abilities.
Recover time is estimated at 4 weeks.
Jason Richardson will get the start tonight with Goran Dragic getting more minutes. Steve Kerr said it was too soon to consider a D-league player to fill the role of emergency back-up to the back-up guard. Both Dudley and Hill can play the shooting guard if needed.
Leandro Barbosa to Have Surgery on Injured Wrist -- NBA FanHouse
PHOENIX -- Less than an hour before the Suns tipped off against the Warriors on Saturday, the team announced that Leandro Barbosa will undergo surgery
Suns' Leandro Barbosa to have surgery on wrist, miss a month
Suns guard Leandro Barbosa will undergo surgery to remove a cyst from his right wrist and miss a month of play
SUNS: Barbosa to Undergo Surgery on Right Wrist
Having already drained fluid from the wrist earlier this season, Kerr said that Barbosa and the group Suns personnel believed that allowing him to have surgery now would improve his chances of becoming pain-free quicker.