The Phoenix Suns lost their starting point guard, Goran Dragic, on Friday after he injured his head in a collision with fellow teammate P.J. Tucker.
Paul Coro from The Arizona Republic reported that Dragic would not return against the Utah Jazz:
Dragic will not return due to the bruise he took to the head on the collision with Tucker.— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) November 2, 2013
Before leaving the game, Dragic had struggled, shooting just 2-for-11 with five points, five assists and two rebounds. He had 26 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the team's season opener against the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday.
If Dragic is forced to miss any time, it would be a pretty big blow to the Suns. He was recently named a co-captain along with Eric Bledsoe. Without Dragic, the Suns will have to hope for Bledsoe to step up even more while Ish Smith, Archie Goodwin and Dionte Christmas will all likely see more time as he recovers.
The expectations aren't high for the Suns this year, and losing Dragic for any amount of time likely won't help things.