Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Canaan today underwent successful surgery on his fractured left ankle. The procedure was performed in Phoenix by Dr. Gus Armendariz under the supervision of Head Team Physician Dr. Tom Carter. No timetable has been set for Canaan’s return, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
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Scott Bordow: Canaan had surgery a little after noon. He’s out for rest of season but Suns expect him to be ready for training camp. Team will have press release with specifics later today.
The Suns had just won for the first time in six games, beating the Dallas Mavericks 102-88 on Wednesday at Talking Stick Resort Arena, but the mood in the Phoenix locker room was muted. Instead of celebrating, the Suns were lamenting the gruesome left ankle injury suffered by teammate Isaiah Canaan late in the first quarter. As Canaan was going up for a driving layup, he collided with Dallas’ Wesley Matthews and his ankle bore the brunt of his fall.
Canaan, who was signed on Dec. 13, had been a solid pickup for Phoenix, averaging 8.9 points, 3.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 22.9 minutes per game. He had supplanted Tyler Ulis as the backup to Booker since Booker was made the starting point guard. “It hurts, man,” Booker said. “Isaiah is a guy I’ve known from high school. He’s from Mississippi, also. He comes in here, fights every day, comes in here and earns a spot. To take a tough break like this, it hurts. It hurt me.”
Scott Bordow: Canaan to have surgery tomorrow
Earl K. Sneed: Dirk Nowitzki on the Isaiah Canaan injury: “That was unbelievable. I was right there. … Once I turned around I obviously saw his foot, and you get sick to your stomach. He’s a young guy who is competing for a spot in this league. That’s heartbreaking.”
Goran Dragic: Prayers up for Isaiah Canaan 🙏
Scott Bordow: Canaan out 7 to 10 days with adductor injury. Warren available tonight
Scott Bordow: Suns say they don’t have timeline yet for how long Canaan will be out. He got hurt in the second quarter against Denver but played in the second half. Team thought he would play against Spurs but was scratched at last moment so obviously not as severe as Booker’s adductor injury
Paul Zipser (ankle tendinitis) didn’t practice. Isaiah Canaan (sprained big toe) didn’t practice. They are questionable for Friday’s game vs. Phoenix.
Tom Moore: #Sixers Brett Brown: Not sure if Isaiah Canaan will need surgery. Stauskas starting in that spot.
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March 18, 2018 | 6:46 pm EDT Update
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Okaro White to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. White (6-8, 204) has played in six games (four starts) with the Miami Heat this season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.