Phoenix Suns forward/center Dario Saric sustained a torn ACL in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Wednesday.
He left Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the first half on Tuesday with the injury.
Saric, a 6-foot-10 reserve, landed awkwardly on a play in the first quarter and left with 1:43 remaining in the opening period. He headed to the Suns’ locker room in the second quarter and was having trouble putting weight on his right leg.
The 27-year-old did not score a point in two minutes of action against the Milwaukee Bucks but had one rebound.
Saric averaged 8.7 points with 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists during 50 regular-season games (four starts) this season. In 13 playoff games off the bench before the start of the finals, the fifth-year player produced 4.8 points with 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
–Field Level Media