Suns guard Bledsoe to have knee surgery

December 27, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The Suns said Sunday that team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tom Carter will perform the surgery.

Bledsoe was hurt Saturday night in the Suns' home loss to Philadelphia after he appeared to collide with the 76ers' Robert Covington.

Bledsoe is averaging career highs of 20.4 points, 6.1 assists and 2.0 steals in 31 games this season, his third with the Suns and sixth in the NBA.

The former Kentucky star missed time in the 2013-14 season recovering from surgery on his right knee. He's in the second season of a five-year, $70 million deal.

The Suns have lost four straight to drop to 12-20. They will face Cleveland at home Monday night.