There was a fun few weeks in which Alex Len was talked about as the No. 1 overall draft pick. Despite being ridiculously raw and having had ankle surgery to repair a stress fracture, the hype machine got caught up on him and, eventually, he went No. 5 to Phoenix. Now, just two weeks after landing in Phoenix, there's more injury trouble. From a Suns press release: "As a precautionary measure, our medical staff determined that it would be prudent to perform surgery on Alex Len's right ankle at this time," said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. "That surgery was successfully completed this morning. As part of a routine evaluation, our medical team identified the very beginnings of a stress fracture in Alex's right ankle even though Alex was entirely asymptomatic. We expect him to be available to begin the season." via Alex Len ankle surgery? Well, that's a surprise - Bright Side Of The Sun. Both Bright Side of the Sun and Valley of the Suns are understandably a little concerned with the news. But here's what GM Ryan McDonough said to Valley of the Suns when asked about the injury concerns and if he felt good about drafting Len despite being a big man with foot issues, always a warning sign.
Suns' Alex Len undergoes ankle surgery again
CBS Sports | Jul 13