Suns guard Bledsoe to have knee surgery

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.

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