Jalen Suggs suffered left knee capsule sprain in NBA preseason, out indefinitely

Former Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs exited Friday’s preseason game unable to put any weight on his left leg, leading fans to fear the worst.

Fortunately for Suggs, X-rays on the knee came back negative. Suggs then received an MRI, and the results aren’t quite as bad as they seemed. The second year guard suffered a left knee capsule sprain and a bone bruise.

The team revealed the results of Suggs MRI Saturday morning, indicating his return to the court will be dependent on how his body responds to treatment. There is no timetable for his return at the moment.

Suggs suffered the injury after colliding with Dorian Finney-Smith, a collision caused by a push from Spencer Dinwiddie.

Suggs only appeared in 48 games as a rookie thanks to multiple injuries, including a fractured thumb, a right ankle sprain, and a slight stress fracture which led to surgery after the season.

Now he’ll be out for another extended period of time, joining former high school teammate Chet Holmgren on the sideline for at least the start of the 2022-23 NBA season.

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