Forward TJ Warren Out Indefinitely

TJ Warren number By: Kayla Mortellaro

The Phoenix Suns first round draft choices aren’t having much luck when it comes to avoiding the injury bug.

Forward, T.J. Warren suffered a broken bone in his left thumb Tuesday night in the win against the Lakers.

Warren, was the Suns 14th overall pick in the 2014 draft and now his rookie season is in doubt. This preseason, Warren played in five games for the Suns, averaging 12.4 minutes, 2.2 rebounds and 5 points per game.

Warren’s injury comes on the heels of the Suns 2013 5th overall pick, Alex Len’s injury troubles. Len sat out most of his rookie season due to various injuries.

Prior to the start of the 2013-2014 season, Len had ankle surgery related to a stress fracture in his right foot. Upon recovering from ankle surgery, Len played for the Suns on November 1, 2013, but injured his left knee and was sidelined for six weeks.

After a healthy off season, Len made his 2014 debut for the Suns in the summer league only to fracture his right pinky finger, sidelining him for the reminder of the summer league and all of training camp. Len was set to make a return for the preseason but fractured the same right pinky finger a day before the first game.

Len has officially played in a preseason game for the Suns Wednesday night against the Clippers. He played 17 minutes, hauled in three defensive rebounds and scored no points in the Suns losing effort.

However, Warren’s outlook is bleaker with the team reporting he is out indefinitely. He was expected to see some playing time with the three-game suspension for forward, P.J. Tucker.