As the Phoenix Suns try to play themselves into the playoffs, the basketball gods are simply not making it easy.
On top of a tough loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, the Suns announced Monday that forward Channing Frye will miss two to three weeks with a dislocated right shoulder.
Frye suffered the injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game while attempting a layup. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant came down across Frye’s arm, dislocating the shoulder. Frye underwent an MRI on Monday to verify the injury.
Losing Frye even for two weeks is a blow to the Suns’ playoff chances, and longer could doom their postseason hopes. Frye is averaging a career high-tying 12.3 points per game and, more importantly, a career high 6.6 rebounds.
The Suns take on teams over .500 in 12 of their final 21 games.