NBA Finals 2021

NBA Finals 2021: Dario Saric out indefinitely with torn ACL in right knee, Phoenix Suns announce

Phoenix Suns big man Dario Saric has sustained a torn ACL in his right knee, the team announced on Wednesday.

The Suns added that Saric will be out indefinitely.

Saric suffered the injury in Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals. He appeared to injure his knee on a drive to the basket in the closing minutes of the first quarter and immediately exited the game to be evaluated. He was soon ruled out for the rest of the game with a right knee injury.

Saric appeared in 50 games (four starts) with the Suns during the regular season, averaging 8.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.4 minutes. He shot 44.7 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from 3-point range.

The No. 12 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Saric is in his second season with the Suns following stints with the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) square off on opening night
Live: New-look Lakers host Warriors on NBA Opening Night
Benyam Kidane
Giannis Antetokounmpo was dominant on ring night in the Bucks big win over the Nets
Giannis leads Bucks over Nets on ring night
Kane Pitman
Bucks
How have defending champions fared on ring night?
Yash Matange
Jrue Holiday
Holiday leaves game vs. Nets early with injury
Yash Matange
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant
Giannis on fire as Bucks top Nets
Kane Pitman
nba-75-logo-getty-101221-ftr.jpg
NBA 75 team: Full list of players revealed
Jordan Greer
More News