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Goran Dragic Injury: Updates on Suns PG's Head, Likely Return Date

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 23:  Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns looks on during a break in the action against the Denver Nuggets during preseason action at Pepsi Center on October 23, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 98-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 2, 2013

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:

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.

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