Bledsoe will undergo surgery after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee on a non-contact play in a loss to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. The All-Star game takes place on February 14th, and the team does not expect their starter back before then.
This is the second torn meniscus Bledsoe has suffered in his career, to go along with a similar injury he suffered in his right knee in the 2013-14 season. He would undergo midseason surgery then and miss 33 games.
Bledsoe was leading the team with a career-high 20.4 points per game, along with averaging 6.1 assists and two steals.
The Suns got off to a decent start to their 2015-16 campaign, but have since dropped 15 of their past 20 games, drawing frustration from their roster. This was most noticeable when Markieff Morris was seen throwing a towel at coach Hornacek after being benched during a game last week.
Morris was suspended two games for his actions, which just adds to the turbulence surrounding the Suns' organization. With Phoenix falling in the Western Conference standings, stars sitting out, and their coach's job in jeopardy, the Suns are desperate for new life come the new year.