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Suns Marcin Gortat sprains foot, likely done for season

Mar 7, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

Marcin Gortat AP

Marcin Gortat, one of the few reliable players on the Suns night in and night out this season (and a guy whose role has shrunk as they try to develop young players) could be done for the year.

The Suns announced that Gortat has a sprained foot and would be out three to four weeks.

But this tweet from Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic made it sound worse.

The injury happened in the first half of the Suns loss to the Raptors Wednesday.

Gortat was shopped around at the deadline but there were no takers. Which is a bit of a surprise because the Polish Hammer is a solid, traditional center — 11.1 points a game, has grabbed 24.4 percent of the Suns defensive rebounds when on the floor this season — that a few playoff teams could have used.

I’d say this really hurts the Suns chances, but frankly it probably helps their chances of getting more Ping Pong balls in the lottery.

  1. thestudiokida - Mar 7, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Let the tanking begin! By the way, Gortat has been taking it easy all season. He couldn’t be happier about this injury.

  2. sunsation3413 - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Hurt their chances? For what? They havent been playing for any thing but ping pong balls for weeks….maybe for Lon Babby, Lance Blanks and Lindsey Hunters job.

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