The Phoenix Suns sent out a surprise press release today concerning their newly acquired guard, and restricted free-agent Brandon Knight.
Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle yesterday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles. Knight is expected to make a full recovery.
This wasn't something that had been announced prior, and seems to indicate that the badly sprained left ankle that Brandon Knight originally injured against the Golden State Warriors on March 9th of this year was worse than previously thought.
The injury occurred when Knight was driving to the basket, and appeared to roll his ankle. He immediately grabbed his leg and was then unable to put any weight on it...needing to be helped on the court.
Brandon Knight missed eight games before attempting to return on March 29th against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he tweaked his ankle once again in that first game back from injury late in the third quarter, and would once again exit the game.
The Suns shut Knight down for the remainder of the season after re-aggravating the injury, and it was assumed that rest and rehab is all he needed to fully recover. However, this press release confirms that he did in fact have a surgical procedure on his ankle of some sort, though the exact details are not known.
The good news is, the press release indicates that Knight is expected to make a full recovery. Updates will follow once more information is released.
According to Paul Coro of azcentral.com, Suns' President Lon Babby commented on the surgery calling it a "minor procedure", explaining that, "There was an anterior flap (cartilage) in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery". Coro also reports that the Suns' staff was aware of the procedure before hand, and worked in conjunction with Knight and his agent on the plans to have the surgery performed.