The Phoenix Suns lost to the Golden State Warriors on Friday, snapping an 18-game winning streak. The Suns got a scare when forward Mikal Bridges left the game due to a finger injury, but the team received good news on the injury front regarding the forward, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Imaging showed no fracture on Mikal Bridges’ pinkie, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/LEmXY4CO39
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 4, 2021
That’s good news for the Suns and Mikal Bridges. Phoenix fans were probably fearing the worst when they saw Bridges leaving the court with a towel on his right hand, especially after the injury to star guard Devin Booker. However, the Villanova product was able to return to the game.
It appears that the Suns dodged a bullet when it comes to the dislocated pinky of Bridges. The only question now is, will Bridges be forced to miss time, and if not, how much will the pinky injury affect his jump shot moving forward?
Bridges played 30 minutes but only attempted four shots in Friday’s loss. The fourth-year veteran impressively has yet to miss an NBA game, appearing in all 250 contests in his NBA career.
Judging by the fact that he was able to return to the game, Suns’ fans shouldn’t be too worried about the prospect of Bridges missing time. That’s great news for Phoenix after Friday’s scare.
Bridges has been instrumental to the Suns success on both ends of the floor this season, as he’s averaging 12.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game while playing a career-high 34.6 minutes a night.