Suns center Alex Len to miss one week after breaking nose

Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Phoenix Suns center Alex Len will miss a week while recovering from a broken nose, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Len suffered the injury when he absorbed an inadvertent blow from center Chris Kaman during Monday's loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland.

"It was so fast that I don't even know what happened," Len said, according to the Republic. "I just got hit. I ran back on offense. I think he (Kaman) felt it so he asked me, 'You all right?' As soon as I said, 'I'm fine,' I looked back and blood starting dripping."

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He will undergo surgery on Thursday and will wear a mask when he returns, Coro reports. Over 69 games this season, Len has averaged 6.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 22 minutes per game.

With seven games remaining in the regular season, the Suns (38-37) sit four games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.

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