Report: Suns’ Brandon Knight undergoes sports hernia surgery

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Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday, reports Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic.

Knight missed time from Jan. 21 through March 9 with what was originally ruled a groin strain. He returned for 10 games before re-injuring himself on March 30. 

The Suns acquired Knight last February in a deadline deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. This is the second straight year Knight’s season has ended with surgery, with the guard having undergone an ankle operation last April.

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Knight has four seasons remaining on a five-year, $70 million contract. In 52 games this season, Knight averaged 19.6 points and 5.1 assists per game. 

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