The depth of the inner play of the Phoenix
Suns suffered a blow, since the forward reserves Darius
Saric the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee was torn during the first game of the Finals of the NBA and will be on leave indefinitely, the team reported Wednesday.
The Croatian forward suffered the injury in the first quarter of the opening game of the Finals that Phoenix beat the visitors 118-105 Milwaukee Bucks to take a 1-0 best-of-seven lead.
Saric, who was the first great man of the Suns Coming off the bench for most of the season, he left the game with a noticeable limp after a clumsy attempt to score off Brook Lopez during the closing minutes of the first quarter.
He was soon ruled out for the rest of the match.
SaricThe 27-year-old has averaged 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game during the 2021 postseason.