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Reports: No structural damage for Torrey Craig

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Phoenix Suns wing Torrey Craig suffered a bruised knee in Game 2 of the NBA Finals

2021 NBA Finals - Game Two Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Phew!

One game after forward Dario Saric was lost for the NBA Finals — and possibly for all of next season too — the Phoenix Suns got some good news on Friday that swing forward Torrey Craig suffered only a bone bruise and no structural damage in his right knee.

Here’s the big account reporting...

And here’s our friend and Suns insider Flex with his own info, reported just a few minutes after Woj.

Craig suffered the injury during Game 2 of the NBA Finals when he took a charge on a drive by two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Craig is one of the players coach Monty Williams hoped could take a couple of minutes a game playing Dario’s backup center role.

Craig did not get up from that collision, and was helped off the court by a trainer on one side and teammate Deandre Ayton on the other side. He barely touched down with the injured leg, so we feared the worst.

Thankfully, the injury is ‘only’ a bone bruise. He is day-to-day and likely to return at some point in the NBA Finals if it gets dicey for the Suns against the Bucks size at some point.

Even better news for Torrey is that he will be completely healthy for the off season, where he’s hoping his elevated play for the Suns will earn him a multi-year contract in free agency from a team that values his constant activity and effort.